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July 2021

FEATURES

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California Mid-State Fair by camille devaul

On July 21, the California Mid-State Fair kicks off its 75th Anniversary after nearly two years due to the coronavirus pandemic and they “Can’t Wait to See You!”

PRHS Celebrates its 125th Graduation by camille devaul

On Friday, June 11, and Saturday, June 12, the Paso Robles High School Class of 2021 walked the stage in person after one of the most challenging years in history.

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July 4, 1776

by hayley mattson

Fourth of July traditions of Independence Day celebrations go back to the 18th century and the American Revolution, however, they look very different today.

Templeton High Graduates 161 Seniors by melissa mattson

On a late spring afternoon after over a year like none other Templeton High School held its Senior Graduation on Thursday, June 10.

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Something Worth Reading Publisher’s Letter

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Karyl Lammers

General Store

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Round Town

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The Natural Alternative: Power Up with Electrolytes

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Paso Robles Chamber: What To Do, What To Do...

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General Store: For Dessert People

Paso People

Taste of Paso

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Sip & Savor: Cool Cocktails for Hot Summer Days

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It’s Happening On Main Street: Good-bye June, Hello July!

Cheryl Parks & Laurie Ion: Retirement of Two Noteworthy Women

Taste of Americana: Food Brings Us Together to Share Love on the 4th of July

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Senior Project: Cal Poly Senior Project Benefits Paso Robles Police Department

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SLO County Office of Education: Future Careers, Locally Grown

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PRHS Class of ‘21: Valedictorian & Salutatorian

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Scholars: Outstanding Students and Student Athletes

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Something Worth Reading

Publisher’s Letter

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ummer Solstice has past and the warm summer months are upon us. This year our 4th of July Celebrations are back in full swing after the state of California officially reopened after 15 long months of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year we welcome back the annual Templeton 4th of July Parade, along with the Atascadero 4th of July Music Festival at the Lake Park.

The Ravine Water Park opened in Paso Robles along with the Children’s Museum, the Friends of the Library Gift Store, and Paso Robles Main Street is hosting the Olive Oil and Lavender Festival on July 10. One of the main events that keep Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo County thriving is the California Mid-State Fair. After the devastating hit last year having to cancel the annual event, the committee and the Board of Directors have worked tirelessly to bring the community and beyond a fair, for all to enjoy! And who are we kidding? Just getting out and seeing people’s smiling faces, laughing, and making new memories will be enough for most of us. It has been quite the journey this last year and a half. We cannot understate the losses we faced as a community. We are all excited at some level to return to activity we consider normal yet realistic that we live in uncertain times. With that, we also have our most trusted and stable resources nearby. The past year tested the network of friends, family, and community members we have relied on for our hierarchy of needs. Even the most secure among us should have seen some areas in need of improvement. Let’s take a dedicated and honest effort to shore up those areas that will make our lives more stable and secure and more prepared for crises in the future. Last year was as much a lesson in physiological needs as a test of relationships and connectivity. We celebrate Independence Day on Sunday, but we are interdependent on our network connections and relationships that make our world go around. As always, when celebrating and enjoying your life, be safe, sane, and cherish every moment. We hope you enjoy this month’s issue of Paso Robles Magazine. Much love, Nic & Hayley

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Round Town

It’s Happening on Main Street

Karyl Lammers

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e’re halfway through 2021 and going into one of the warmest and busiest months we’ve seen in over a year. The Downtown City Park is about to come alive again, beginning with our “Concerts in the Park” on Thursday, July 1st featuring Monte Mills and his Rock & Roll Country Musical performance guaranteed to make you move! The concerts will continue weekly through August 1st with a great line-up of entertainers. Come early, stop by any one of our downtown eateries for food and beverages and enjoy the return of one of our town’s favorite events. On Sunday, July 4th, we celebrate Independence Day in America (with a Monday holiday). Watch for announcements for Parades, BBQs, and Fireworks commemorating the Good Ole Days we’re living now! American Flags will be everywhere, symbolizing our Freedom, National Pride, and History. In 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed, the United States was home to only 2.5 million citizens; today, it is home to over 326 million. We’re a patriotic nation, which means supporting our country all the time and our government when it’s deserving. Abraham Lincoln once said, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” God Bless America, my home sweet home!

Without hesitation, our next big event of the year is on Saturday, July 10th, from 10-5 in the Downtown City Park. Just like old times with a twist: The Olive Oil and Lavender Festivals are joining together to present the first combined event. Entice your epicurean fancy with local artisanal, farm-fresh food made with Olive Oil, even ice cream! Everything purple and the wonderful smells of Lavender will fill the park. Vendors will offer plants, oils, and foods for your enjoyment. There will be lectures, raffles, and music all day long!! Okay, we’ve been non-stop since July 1st, so let’s take a week and get ready for the California Mid-State Fair starting on July 21st and running through August 1st. The sights, sounds, and smells of the fair have been with us since 1946. It’s always been known as “The Biggest Little Fair Anywhere.” For details on concerts, the carnival, or any questions, go to midstatefair.com. Call the Main Street Office (805)238-4103 for information on the Pancake Breakfast in the Park. Now that’s a busy July. No matter how busy life gets, no matter how much time love consumes and work takes up, always make time for friends, the memories you’ve made, and all the laughs you share. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We only have today. Let us begin to move forward and truly enjoy life in this paradise called Paso Robles!! See you in and around town!! Have Fun!! 

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Visitor Services Representative Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center

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very year, I experience the relatively mild temperatures of May and June and think to myself, “maybe it won’t be as hot during the fair this year!” And, inevitably, every year, I am baking in the 115° weather while the kids ride every ride and eat as much fair food as they can stomach. Locals and visitors alike know that summer in Paso Robles means three things: hot, sweaty, and full of fun. Indoors or outdoors, there’s always something exciting to enjoy. And this year, more than others, is a welcome change, reminding us after a year and a half of uncertainty to get out of the house and enjoy the amazing activities the area has to offer. We’re beyond excited to welcome back the California Mid-State Fair taking place July 21-August 1. Who isn’t looking forward to the sounds of live music, the smell of kettle corn and funnel cake, and watching the 4H and FFA students don their bright whites to show off the results of their hard work? And that’s not all. The Recreation Department has been devoted to planning Concerts in the Park, just waiting for the day when they could move forward with one of the most highly anticipated Paso

events. From July 1 through August 26, every Thursday, you’ll find live music in our beautiful downtown park. We’re also excited to see the Lavender Festival back on the calendar. This year it will be paired with the Olive Festival on July 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Downtown City Park. Have you checked out The Ravine Waterpark recently? With a newly expanded recreation area that includes The Bahama Bay Event Center (evoking memories of popular Paso Robles landmarks) and a mini-golf course, along with all of our favorite waterslides and features, The Ravine is a go-to destination for parties, events, or relaxing in a Cabana or floating in Kickback Kreek. If indoors is a better option to entertain your kids, did you hear that the Paso Robles Children’s Museum re-opened on June 18? Creativity knows no bounds here, with dozens of activities on hand to engage the little ones. As you can see, there’s never a dull moment. For more ideas of what to do and see or to stay up to date on local events, sign up for our newsletters at pasorobleschamber.com or give us a call at (805)238-0506. 

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For Dessert People (and those who dream of being one)

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e just tried to count how many corn dogs we’ve consumed over the past 25 years of attending the Fair. Then we tried to count how many light beers, frozen lemonades, fried whatever-they-want-to-fry-it’s-always-good. We can’t count that high! Welcome back to the Mid-State Fair, celebrating 75 years. One of our favorite things to do at the Fair is wander through the exhibit halls, past the massive quilts and flowers arranged in elaborate centerpieces, as grateful for the air conditioning as we are. Seeing the sweets, the pies, and cakes, and sugary deliciousness reminds us of the wholesomeness and comfort of something baked from scratch, with love, at home. Maybe you baked perfect loaves of bread all through last year, or maybe your oven terrifies you. Maybe you’re one of those people who confidently submit their cakes to the Fair each year. Or maybe you’re the person who says at a potluck, “I’ll bring the salad. I’m not a dessert person.” But what if you are? Claire Saffitz thinks you could be. She released one of the year’s most celebrated cookbooks last Fall, and we’re finally getting a chance to sink our teeth

(literally) into it. It’s called Dessert Person, and well, they should just hand you the blue ribbon now. Having made YouTube videos for Bon Appetit, Saffitz has an unassuming and friendly way of explaining her processes. The book offers wisdom, problem-solving strategies, and more than 100 meticulously tested, creative, and inspiring recipes. The photos (some of the desserts are a bit fancy, others are more rustic) make a huge difference. For the really low-key baker, our Snacking Cake obsession continues. Nothing like all that summer fruit to make an uncomplicated, single bowl cake that you can eat right from the pan as it sits on your counter. The Black and Blueberry Ricotta Cake will not make it through the day. It’s a breakfast, lunch, and dessert all in the same day kind of thing. Just delish. We continue to be bowled over by Cook’s Vanilla, made right here in town and truly one of the best in the world. Try the Vanilla Paste, which gives frostings and ice cream not only a beautiful, complex vanilla flavor but also leaves little flecks of vanilla bean to make your desserts gorgeous. See you at the Fair, friends! The Team at General Store Paso Robles

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Rocking the Retired Life

Retirement of Two

Noteworthy Women Cheryl Parks (left) and Lauri Ion (right) both retired at the end of June after 57 years of service collectively to the Templeton community. Photo by Melissa Mattson

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t the end of June, Templeton saw the retirement of two dedicated employees who have served Templeton for 57 years collectively. Cheryl Parks and Laurie Ion have been behind the scenes keeping Templeton rolling and soaring over the past 25+ years. Cheryl has worked for the Templeton Unified School District (TUSD) for 25 years, and Laurie has worked for Templeton Community Services District (TCSD) for 32. Both have served in their same, albeit evolving, roles within their respective organizations, wearing all necessary hats to keep things operating without issue. In Templeton’s small community, the two have worked together many times, coming through for each other in a pinch. Laurie recounts a time when a band for Concerts in the Park showed up without music stands, and she reached out to Cheryl to see about borrowing some from the school for the evening, just in time for the event. Cheryl, not a native to the area, moved to the Central Coast with her husband from Southern California in 1981, looking for the serenity that comes with the pace of life in the area. At the time, her son was one, and she valued being able to have her son in the same school district in which she worked. She began working with the San Luis Coastal School District before switching to Templeton, working as the Administrative Coordinator. Raised on the Central Coast, Laurie began working for PG&E at Diablo Canyon while attending Cal Poly. Due to a massive downsize at the plant, she found herself looking for a new job

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opportunity. Laurie was in the process of buying a townhouse in Templeton when her mother sent her a job listing requiring speaking and writing skills she developed while completing her degree in journalism from Cal Poly. That job was none other than her position at TCSD as the Assistant to the General Manager and Board Secretary, where she’s been ever since. When asked what they would miss most about their work, both answered “the people.” They spoke to the tight-knit community of Templeton and how coworkers are more like family. That so many live and work in the area, coming together to support those in need around them. “I don’t think people realize how close-knit this community is; you walk down the street and see people, your friends,” Cheryl states. They also gained an appreciation of Government through their jobs. The processes of agendas, meeting minutes, and Brown Act regulations are a tricky field to navigate. They’ve learned throughout their careers the reasons some things take time and help those who attend public meetings to understand these nuances. “I’m very appreciative of the community, community members, and the staff,” Laurie explained how even though the department has defined roles, everyone pitches in to get the job done, doing whatever it takes. Cheryl adds, “All the hats that the administration and school district employees wear… when we hire staff from larger school districts, they don’t realize all the roles we perform in order to maintain things.” After a lifetime serving the community, both

By Melissa Mattson are excited to have the opportunity to spend more time enjoying it, utilizing the many amenities they have both worked so hard to make available for all. Cheryl says that while she hasn’t had much time to think about what she wants to do with her soon-to-be-found free time, she’s most looking forward to dusting off her bike and cycling with her husband, one of their favorite hobbies in the area. She’s also looking forward to traveling again, especially internationally. Cheryl and her husband had a trip planned that they had to cancel due to the pandemic and travel restrictions over the past year and a half. She’s also excited to just spend time gardening and tending to her yard. Laurie says that she plans to stay involved with the Templeton Recreation Foundation, with plans to help local non-profits, and possibly the Chamber of Commerce, where her skill set can be put to use. She is looking forward to taking a wine class, learning more about one of the things that makes our area so great. Laurie has already begun looking for opportunities to volunteer at wine tasting bars. She also hopes to spend more time on hobbies such as refinishing furniture and Club Pilates. In a time where fewer and fewer people retire from a life-long career, it is humbling to see the dedication these women have given to their community. The knowledge that they will be greatly missed is softened by the fact that they will still be familiar faces, enjoying the community they’ve served so diligently. This year as the community celebrates the 4th of July, be sure to stop by and see Laurie, who will be serving as the Templeton 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal, Sunday, July 4, starting at 10:30 a.m. 

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n July 21, the California Mid State Fair kicks off its 75th Anniversary! It has been nearly two years since Paso Robles put their boots on for “The Biggest Little Fair Anywhere” due to the coronavirus pandemic. Back in February, the CMSF Board of Directors said they were “cautiously optimistic” on whether or not the fair would happen in 2021. But on May 12, the CMSF announced they would be back in July 2021 and said they are getting ready to make up for lost time as they will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary a year later due to COVID-19. CMSF spokesman Tom Keffury expressed the difficulty of planning the fair with so many changing regulations put forth by the State of California. “One week, you put together a certain type of plan, and you get your head around it thinking okay this is what the fair might look like, and then something would change,” Keffury explained. In May, California seemed to change its plan and begin reopening rapidly. That was when the CMSF board decided to go through with their plan to make the fair happen. Interim CEO Colleen Bojorquez said, “It’s been a rollercoaster ride of emotion. We have always wanted to do, at least, the livestock portion, so we were trying to figure out how we were going to support our 4-H and FFA and how they can show in person.” Since then, the CMSF board has had about six weeks to put together their finalized plan. “We had a lot of different ideas, but they were all based on what we thought might happen--I don’t think anybody thought California would open up as quickly as California had,” Bojorquez shared. Of course, planning a fair that usually takes six months and doing it in

only six weeks has its challenges. “With people not expecting California to be open, a lot of entertainers and a lot of performers already made plans for the summer to be in other parts of the country,” Keffury said. According to Keffury, the CMSF accounts for nearly 90 percent of the event centers profits, so canceling the fair was detrimental for the center and Paso Robles local economy. “We need to have the fair. We need to have our events back, and we are ready to welcome them with open arms,” Bojorquez explained. The CMSF will be following State and County guidelines for COVID19 regulations. “We’re going to operate, but we’re going to operate safely. That is very important to us,” said Keffury. Bojorquez and Keffury explained fairgoers will see all the events they are used to seeing, just maybe at a smaller capacity. Because of California’s unexpected and rapid reopening, some vendors and entertainers made plans in other states during the CMSF’s usual time slot. But that hasn’t stopped the fair board from putting on the best fair they can. “It will be a lot of fun to see a lot of people come out and support and support our fair, which is great because we feel like we have this little niche in our community that only our community can appreciate,” Bojorquez said. Keffury says, “We can’t wait to see you. We’re going to put on the best fair we can—We’re excited to bring the community together.” So San Luis Obispo County, dust off your boots and get ready for some good ole fashion fun that is long overdue! We can’t wait to see you!

Discover “The Biggest Little Fair Anywhere!”

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oung women of San Luis Obispo County will be competing in the 2021 Miss California Mid-State Fair Scholarship Pageant. This year the pageant will be held on the first day of the fair, Wednesday, July 21. Contestants will compete in four categories: Interview, Talent, Final Question, and Evening Wear. On Tuesday, July 20, contestants will be conducting the interview portion of the competition at the judges’ luncheon. Contestants will receive swag, with the Queen receiving a $1,000 cash prize, 1st Princess $500, 2nd Princess $250, and receiving prizes from local businesses. This year’s contestants are: • Cassidie Banish (18) from San Miguel • Shelby Degnan (19) from Paso Robles • Yvette Florentino (21) from Arroyo Grande • Megan Moffatt (23) from Paso Robles • Sydney Morgan (19) from Templeton • Dana Rasmussen (19) Arroyo Grande • Elizabeth Umphenour (17) from Atascadero • Gillian Umphenour (22) from Atascadero • Kaitlyn Ward (20) from Grover Beach This year’s judges are: • Christa Sabin • Courtney Meznarich • Brett Christensen • Danna Stroud • Katylin Kaney A special thank you to this year’s sponsors: • Cattaneo Bros. • SRY Coaches LLC • Boot Barn • Yogurt A Fair The 2021 Miss CMSF Scholarship Pageant is Wednesday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Fort Frontier Stage, the event free event with your admission ticket.

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alling all cowboys and cowgirls because this year, the California Mid State Fair will host its Wrangler Country Rodeo presented by Hearst Finals on Saturday, July 24! The top six in each rodeo event starting July 21 will compete in the Wrangler Country Rodeo presented by Hearst Finals on Saturday. Teams and contestants will be competing for a First Place All-Around Buckle and $500 at the finals. Rodeo events participating in the finals are: • Barrel Racing • Team Roping • Team Penning • Double Mugging • Mixed Ribbon Roping • Ranch Rope/Brand • Ladies Breakaway Roping (NEW) Barrel racing contestants will compete on Wednesday, July 21. Team ropers will compete on Thursday, July 22. The rest of the events will compete the morning of Saturday, July 24, with the rodeo finals starting that night at 7 p.m. The Wrangler Junior Gymkhana presented by Hearst will take place Friday, July 23. A special thank you to all the Golden Horseshoe Award Donors: • Allgood Custom Leather • Best Ever Pads Bitterwater Outfitters Benchmark • C&N Tractors • Cactus Saddles-Dustin Noblitt Central Coast Barns Central Coast Trailers Container Stop Creekside Vet • Pete & Elena Clark • The Derose Family Cassie Graves • Chris Hanniken • Hearst • Hogue Knives • Javadi Farm Labor • J.B. Dewar Jennings & Lane Families • Lori Crow Quarter Horses Mark’s Tire Service

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Parkfield Cafe Plasvac Ravine Waterpark RCR San Juan Ranch San Luis Obispo CattleWomen Shadle Insurance SLO County Quarter Horse Spurr Construction Joel Switzer Mark & Cindy Switzer Nola & Darrell Twissleman Vintage Cowboy Winery Visalia & Templeton Livestock Market Wrangler • Carla Young If you are interested in becoming an award sponsor, call the CMSF at (805)239-0655. For details on the horse show and rodeo events, call (805)238-5098.

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// CHUMASH GRANDSTAND ARENA | 7:30 P.M. // July 22 - Dwight Yoakam with Niko Moon Dwight David Yoakam is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor known for his pioneering style of country music. The opening act will be Niko Moon who is an American country pop singer and songwriter signed to Sony Music Nashville/RCA Nashville. He has written songs for Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts, and Morgan Wallen. He was also a member of the group Sir Rosevelt with Zac Brown and Ben Simonetti. July 23 - Big & Rich Big & Rich is an American country music duo composed of Big Kenny and John Rich, both of whom are songwriters, vocalists, and guitarists. Before the duo’s foundation, Rich was bass guitarist in the country band Lonestar, while Kenny was a solo artist for Hollywood Records. This is the group’s first-ever performance at the California Mid-State Fair. Opening act to be announced. July 30 - Little Big Town Little Big Town is an American country music group. Founded in 1998, the group has comprised the same four members since its founding: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook. They have won numerous awards, including Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award Group/Duo Video of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Duo/Group, and so many more. This is the group’s second-ever performance at the California Mid-State Fair. Opening act to be announced. At the time of going to press, the California Mid State Fair was still in the process of confirming 3-4 more main acts. Visit MidStateFair.com or PasoRoblesPress.com, AtascaderoNews.com for more information.

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Can’t Wait to See You! MID-STATE FAIR ANNOUNCES FREE STAGE CONCERT SCHEDULE The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce the following performers for the Frontier Stage and Mission Square Stage. All shows are free with your paid admission to the Fair.

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// MISSION SQUARE STAGE | 7 P.M. // July 21 – Mark Adams Mark Adams is either a musical winemaker or a winemaking musician, depending on who you ask. He was raised on the Central Coast of California, where he returned after stints in Northern and Southern California to farm grapes, make wine and play music in and around his hometown of Templeton. His recordings enjoy national airplay and have accompanied numerous films and television shows. July 22 – Monte Mills and The Lucky Horseshoe Band 2021 marks the 45th anniversary for Monte Mills and his Lucky Horseshoe Band, playing mostly country music, but they can just as easily slip into some old ’50s & ’60s rock and roll, 1940’s big band music or Gospel. July 23 – Bear Market Riot Bear Market Riot is a “Power-Folk” duo from the California Central Coast. Four-time recipients of

July 26 – Hilary Watson Santa Barbara-based roots artist Hilary Watson, also known as vocalist and guitarist in the duo Hilary and Kate, has been grabbing attention with her recent solo debut. This nuanced and powerful July 24 – Wild The Coyote Aretha Franklin-meets-Patsy Cline artist is not to Templeton-born and LA-based singer/songwriter be missed. Wild the Coyote is a rising star in outlaw country music, trailblazing his own lane with a dark July 27 – Kenny Taylor and roaring sound rooted in country, blues, and Kenny Taylor is a Singer-Songwriter from Minnerock n roll. apolis, MN. He has been in California since 2007 and can be seen touring around the central coast July 25 – The Taproots and playing venues every weekend! A steady feature at concerts, wineries, and private events in California since 2016, The Taproots are July 28 – The Turkey Buzzards best known for their creative songwriting, strong Much like the duo themselves, the songs range near harmonies, and innovative guitar work. The band and far. From the sticky humidity of North Caroperforms a unique blend of original contempo- lina to the dusty cellars of the West, The Turkey rary Americana music incorporating rock, folk, Buzzards tell simplistic stories that unravel and jazz influences, along with fresh renditions through gritty vocals and thoughtful harmonies. of cover songs. Best Band in San Luis Obispo’s New Times readers’ poll, Nick Motil and Kirk Nordby blend harmonizing vocals and guitars with a romp and stomp beat you’re sure to love.

July 29 – Erin and the Earthquakes The rhythm section of Wayne Gamble (bass) and Dan Robba (drums) joined forces with rock “power couple” Erin Montgomery (vocals) and Chris Roullard (guitar) to form the Earthquakes. They quickly established themselves as THE premier event band in San Luis Obispo County. GET UP AND DANCE to our mix of Rock, Funk, Blues, and Jazz for any occasion! July 30 – Shawn Clark Shawn Clark writes music from the heartland. Attend a Shawn Clark Family Band show, and you’ll hear a Hank Williams, Sr. tune or an obscure Marty Robbins song. Primarily, you’ll hear Shawn Clark’s original tunes, delivered in his confident baritone. July 31 – Noach Tangeras Noach Tangeras Band is an Americana group with roots in folk/rock/country/ blues. Powerhouse vocals with vintage guitar lines, bass, keyboard, ukulele, and drums.

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// FRONTIER STAGE | 8 P.M. // July 21 – The Miss California Mid-State Fair Pageant Come see the best and brightest young women of San Luis Obispo County compete in four challenging categories: Interview, Talent, Final Question, and Evening Wear. The special show starts at 7 p.m.

July 24 – Blue Öyster Cult For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent, hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. BÖC’s canon includes stone-cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out, such as The truly haunting “(Don’t July 22 – We Are Messengers Fear) The Reaper” from 1976’s Agents of Fortune, The acclaimed Irish American band We Are and many more. Messengers are a ragtag group of friends consisting of Darren Mulligan (lead vocals), Kyle Williams July 25 – Sound Investment (guitar), Drew Kerxton (drums), and Raul Aguilar Sound Investment’s mission as a band is simple: To (bass), who still believe that it’s possible to change play great music that sets the course for a memorathe world. Best known for songs like “Maybe It’s ble evening. Whether it’s singing along to Old Time OK,” “Magnify,” “My Victory,” and “Point To You.” Rock’ n’ Roll or Uptown Funk, swaying to At Last, or even line dancing to I Feel Lucky, our audience July 23 – High Voltage (AC/DC tribute) feels as much as part of the entertainment as the A Tribute to AC/DC has been playing sold-out band itself. shows throughout California since 2010. High Voltage has a well-deserved reputation as the July 26 – Truth About Seafood premier high-energy, authentic AC/DC tribute Truth About Seafood is a longtime favorite of the act. Don’t miss such classics as “You Shook Me All Central Coast. With their high-energy live show Night Long,” “Highway To Hell,” and “Back In Black.” and a mix of original music and modern/classic Follow them on Facebook @highvoltagetribute. rock cover tunes, TAS is a party band that always brings a good time to their audiences.

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July 27 – Kenny Lee Lewis & The FrenZ The FrenZ is a group of like-minded San Joaquin Valley-raised musician/singer/songwriters who enjoy coming together and paying homage to the Golden Era of ’60s-’70s Classic Rock, R&B, and mild Prog. July 28 – Joe and Martina Like the Country music royalty before them, Joe and Martina possess a mutual respect for their craft, and the love held for each other is evident whether on or off the stage. Their music unfolds as communicative storytelling through complementary harmonies. July 29 – A Thousand Horses At the crossroads of dyed-in-the-wool country, Southern soul, and bluesy rock ‘n’ roll, A Thousand Horses kick up dust and ride forward. The two-time ACM Award-nominated Nashville quartet— Michael Hobby [vocals], Bill Satcher [guitar], Zach Brown [guitar], and Graham DeLoach [bass]—has quietly emerged as a Platinum phenomenon with 100 million+ streams, sold-out shows, and acclaim by Billboard, Rolling Stone, The Boot and more.

July 30 – Yellow House Orchestra Yellow House Orchestra is an original Latin Jazz & Salsa band with roots in New York City, San Francisco, and right here in Paso Robles. The band blends Afro Cuban percussion foundations with Salsa horns and pop melodies. Together it’s a combination that’s sure to make your toes tap. July 31 – Journey USA (Journey tribute) Journey USA is the closest thing to ’70s & ’80s Journey music you’ll ever hear! The most talent-packed Journey tribute band available captures the signature sound of the supergroup with hits like Don’t Stop Believing, Open Arms, Separate Ways, and Any Way You Want It, every song executed with stunning precision! August 1 – Dante Marsh & The Vibe Setters The Vibe Setters, a mixture of Island, Soul, Funk, and RnB, with colorful melodies and heavy grooves. The Vibe Setters have been together for two years and consist of some of the top musicians in San Luis Obispo County.

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EVENTS Wednesday, July 21 - Opening Day • 8:00 a.m. - Wrangler Country Rodeo presented by Hearst Barrel Racing • 3:30 p.m. - Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting • 7:00 p.m. - Miss CMSF Pageant Thursday, July 22 - Cattlemen & Farmers Day • 8:00 a.m. - Wrangler Country Rodeo presented by Hearst - Team Roping • 4:00 p.m. - C&F Day Social Hour • 5:00 p.m. - C&F Day BBQ Steak Dinner • 6:30 p.m. - C&F Day Awards Presentation • 7:30 p.m.- Dwight Yoakam with special guest Niko Moon Friday, July 23 - Kids Day • 8:00 a.m. - Wrangler Country Rodeo presented by Hearst - Junior Gymkhana • 5:00 p.m. - Wine Industry Awards & Gold Medal Tasting • 7:30 p.m. - Big & Rich Saturday, July 24 • 8:00 a.m. - Wrangler Country Rodeo presented by Hearst • 7:00 p.m. - Wrangler Country Rodeo presented by Hearst - Finals Sunday, July 25 • 9:00 a.m. - Wrangler Country Rodeo presented by Hearst • 7:30 p.m. - To Be Announced (Chumash Grandstand Arena) Monday, July 26 • 1:30 p.m. - Breeding Sheep Show • 7:30 p.m. - To Be Announced (Chumash Grandstand Arena)

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Tuesday, July 27 • 8:00 a.m. - Market Hog Show, Market Goat Show, Market Sheep Show • 3:30 p.m. - Market Beef Show • 7:30 p.m. - To Be Announced (Chumash Grandstand Arena) Wednesday, July 28 • 8:00 a.m. - Breeding Beef Show • 1:30 p.m. - Ladies and Lads Lead/Costume Contest • 5:00 p.m. - Replacement Heifer Show, Craft Beer Awards and Tasting • 7:30 p.m. - Uncle Kracker (FREE with paid Fair admission) Thursday, July 29 • 8:00 a.m. - Swine Showmanship • 8:30 a.m. - Meat Goat Showmanship, Market Sheep Showmanship • 3:30 p.m. - Beef Showmanship • 7:30 p.m. - To Be Announced (Chumash Grandstand Arena) Friday, July 30 - Seniors Day • 10:00 a.m. - Livestock Judging Contest • 5:30 p.m. - Replacement Heifer Sale • 7:30 p.m. - Little Big Town Saturday, July 31 • 8:00 a.m. - Junior Livestock Auction • 8:30 a.m. - RSNC Sorting • 12:30 p.m. - Sale of Champions presented by Granite Construction • 7:30 p.m. - To Be Announced (Chumash Grandstand Arena) Sunday, August 1 • 8:30 a.m. - RSNC Sorting • 7:30 p.m. - To Be Announced (Chumash Grandstand Arena)

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his year’s annual California Mid State Fair event will include carnival rides, shopping, exhibits, food, and more! As safety continues to be the top focus during this time, the fair will be following all state and local health COVID-19 regulations. It is also possible that certain attractions will need to have reduced capacity, depending on state and local health guidelines in place. As in years, prior, Helm and Sons Amusements will provide this year’s carnival. Helm and Sons specialize in providing amusement rides and attractions to fairs, festivals, events, corporate rentals, and movie productions throughout the state of California. Since taking over the role of providing the annual amusements for the fair, fairgoers have noticed the change in cleanliness, rides offered, and great prizes! Presale Wristband specials are on sale now by visiting MidStateFair.com. Pre-Sale June 18 - July 20 • 1-day Youth (6-12) - $9 • 1-day Adult (13-61) - $12 • 1-day Senior (62+) - $11 • Season Youth (6-12) - $30 • Season Adult (13+) - $60 • Unlimited (1-day) Carnival Pass - $30 During Fair July 21 - August 1 • 1-day Youth (6-12) - $10 • 1-day Adult (13-61) - $14 • 1-day Senior (62+) - $12 • Season Youth (6-12) - $35 • Season Adult (13+) - $70 • Unlimited (1-day) Carnival Pass - $40 Kids Day - Friday, July 23 • Everyone 12 and Under - FREE Seniors Day - Friday, July 30 • Everyone 62 and Over - $6 Ride Height Restrictions Apply, No Refunds. Note: Unlimited ride wristband does not include fair admission. Fair admission must be purchased separately. The CMSF hours this year will be Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to midnight and Friday through Sunday from noon to midnight. For more information, visit MidStateFair.com.

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Can’t Wait to See You!

We are truly grateful that we can once again invite our community to celebrate one of the great traditions of our area. From the entire staff and Board of Directors, we can’t wait to see you! ~ Interim CEO Colleen Bojorquez

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FA and 4-H members will be dusting off those blue corduroy jackets and white pants to head back into the ring for in-person shows and auction! Livestock kids were hit hard in 2020 with the unpredicted cancellation of the CMSF and the announcement of the Wood-Claeysons Foundation not returning to the fair. While there has been a decline in livestock entries from FFA and 4-H members due to hesitation from last year’s experience, there are still a good amount of members still participating. To help fill the shoes left by the foundation, the James W. Brabeck Youth Legacy Fund created the “Buyers Coalition.” “The Buyer’s Coalition will serve as a tangible opportunity for our community to support our 4H and FFA youth and to give back to the San Luis Obispo County Food Bank.” Find more information on the coalition and learn how to donate by visiting jwbylf.org/wp-content/ uploads/2020/07/JWBYLF-Buyers-Coalition-Informationfor-Donations.pdf The livestock auction will be once again in person at the fairgrounds but with the added benefit of virtual bidding. Access and more information on virtual bidding will become available on midstatefair.com under the Livestock department closer to auction day. Auction dates are as follows: Friday, July 30 • 5:30 p.m. Replacement Heifer Sale Saturday, July 31 • 8:00 a.m. Junior Livestock Auction • 12:30 p.m. Sale of Champions Bidders can make add ons to 4-H and FFA livestock animals virtually through August 8.

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We’ll See You There! As you can see, this year’s California Mid-State Fair will have a great lineup, a carnival everyone loves, lots of fun to be had by all, and all the fair food you can eat! After almost two years, we are ready! Be sure to look for the California Mid-State Fair Planner in the July 15 issue of the Paso Robles Press and Atascadero News. You can also pick up a copy with your entry to the California Mid-State Fair!  pasoroblesmagazine.com | 23


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he Fourth of July traditions of Independence Day celebrations go back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. However, the celebrations today look nothing like they did back then. Amid the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence on July 2, 1776. Two days later, delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historical document like none other drafted by Thomas Jefferson that would shape the nation we are today. The Revolutionary War began in 1775, arising from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown. Tension between British troops and colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord in April 1775 ignited the armed conflict. By the following summer, the rebels were waging a full-scale war for their independence. France entered the American Revolution on the side of the Americans in 1778, turning what had essentially been a civil war into an international conflict. After French assistance helped the Continental Army forced the British to surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, the Americans effectively won their independence, although fighting did not formally end until 1783. The strained relationship between Americans and the British authorities began more than a decade before the outbreak of the American Revolution. The French and Indian War, or Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), brought new territories under the crown’s power, but the expensive conflict led to new and unpopular taxes. Attempts by the British government to raise revenue by taxing the colonies — notably the Stamp Act of 1765, the Townshend Acts of 1767, and the Tea Act of 1773 — were met with heated protest among the colonists, who resented their lack of representation in Parliament and demanded the same rights as other British subjects. In response, a group of colonial delegates (including George Washington of Virginia, John and Samuel Adams of Massachusetts, Patrick Henry of Virginia, and John Jay of New York) met in Philadelphia in September 1774 to voice their grievances against the British crown. This First Continental Congress did not go so far as to demand independence from Britain; however, it denounced taxation without representation, as well as the maintenance of the British army in the colonies without their consent. In addition, it issued a declaration of every citizen’s rights, including life, liberty, property, assembly, and trial by jury. The Continental Congress voted to meet again in May 1775 to consider further action, but by that time, violence had already broken out. On the night of April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord, Massachusetts, in order to seize an arms cache. Paul Revere and other riders sounded the alarm, and colonial militiamen began mobilizing to intercept the Redcoats. On April 19, local militiamen clashed with British soldiers in the Battles of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts, marking the “shot heard round the world” that signified the start of the Revolutionary War. When the initial battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radical. By the middle of the following year, however, many additional colonists

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had come to favor independence, thanks to growing hostility against Britain and the spread of revolutionary sentiments such as those expressed in the bestselling pamphlet “Common Sense,” published by Thomas Paine in early 1776. “Common Sense” was a pamphlet setting forth the argument in favor of American independence. Pamphlets were an important medium for the spread of ideas and information in the 16th through 19th centuries. “Common Sense” played a remarkable role in transforming a colonial squabble into the American Revolution. On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from England, an event that eventually led to the formation of the United States of America. In a June 7 session in the Pennsylvania State House (later known as Independence Hall), Richard Henry Lee of Virginia presented a resolution with the famous words: “Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.” The 13 colonies included New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. It was those colonies that came together to form the United States of America. Though the movement for American independence effectively triumphed at the Battle of Yorktown, contemporary observers did not see that as the decisive victory yet. British forces remained stationed around Charleston, and the powerful main army still resided in New York. Though neither side would take decisive action over the better part of the next two years, the British removal of their troops from Charleston and Savannah in late 1782 finally pointed to the end of the conflict. British and American negotiators in Paris signed preliminary peace terms in Paris late that November, and on September 3, 1783, Great Britain formally recognized the independence of the United States in the Treaty of Paris. At the same time, Britain signed separate peace treaties with France and Spain (which had entered the conflict in 1779), bringing the American Revolution to a close after eight long years. After the Revolutionary War, Americans continued to commemorate Independence Day every year, in celebrations that allowed the new nation’s emerging political leaders to address citizens and create a feeling of unity. By the last decade of the 18th century, the two major political parties—the Federalist Party and Democratic-Republicans—that had arisen began holding separate Fourth of July celebrations in many large cities. As we look back on our history, we as Americans continue to fight for our independent freedoms. As history shows, we evolve, grow, and become better. At times, however, we can regress and move backward. That does not equal success; that is not progress. You cannot measure success in reaching the top of the mountain but in continuing the climb. If it was going to be easy, someone would have already done it. What are you doing today to make a difference? As you celebrate your independence and that of our nation, please think about what good and honest work you will commit to ensuring freedom for the next generation. We wish you a very safe and meaningful Independence Day. 

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chool is officially out for summer, but the work is not done for FFA and 4H members. FFA and 4H members across the county are gearing up for the California Mid State Fair (CMSF), back in full force for 2021 now that California restrictions have been lifted. Like almost everything else in 2020, the CMSF was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rather than showing in person, students entered a 90-second video which was then sent to a judge. The livestock auction was then held virtually. Many of the students decided to opt-out of submitting a video and tried selling their animals on their own rather than taking a chance in the virtual auction. Not only was the fair canceled, but the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation also announced they would not be returning to the CMSF livestock auction. Since 2012, the foundation has been responsible for purchasing nearly

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half of the FFA and 4-H livestock animals up for bid at the CMSF. Each animal purchased by the foundation was also then donated to local food banks. In 2014, they donated nearly 90,000 pounds of meat to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. Fortunately, the CMSF is back, and with it, the livestock shows and auction will function as they normally did before COVID. To fill the shoes of the Woods-Claeyssens Foundation, the James W. Brabeck Youth Legacy Fund “Buyer’s Coalition” was formed. The new coalition says, “After the cancellation of the California Mid-State fair due to COVID-19, and the change in years of support from the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation, it is essential to step in with a community-led group aimed at making a difference. Our group will assist youth exhibitors by purchasing projects and local families in need by putting student-raised protein right back into our food supply.” But, just because the fair and livestock shows are back doesn’t mean

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The Neighbors of Penman Springs Road Are Asking For The COMMUNITY’S Support all the students returned. Paso Robles (PRHS), Templeton (THS), and Atascadero (AHS) High Schools have all seen a decline in students showing animals this year. Chris Hildebrand, THS welding teacher and livestock advisor said their chapter had seen a 50 percent decline in kids showing this year. “It’s partly due to all the unknowns when the kids had to get their animals, and also part of it is due to the fact that the foundation won’t be coming back again. So there is no safety net for prices,” Hildebrand explained. Kyle Dadson, AHS livestock advisor and AG teacher, also said their chapter had also seen a 50 percent decline in students showing livestock. Dadson says their decline is also due to uncertainty and because advisors have not been able to build a connection with the incoming freshman class. “We haven’t built a connection with the freshman class, so I’m having a little bit of a hard time developing the relationships, talking to the kids about ‘hey, it’s not just about inside the classroom. Through FFA, there is a tremendous amount of opportunities,” Dadson shared. Justin Pickard, welding teacher and advisor for PRHS, echoed what Hildebrand and Dadson experienced. This year the livestock auction will be held in person and virtually, allowing more buyers to participate. Ways people can support the livestock kids is to donate to the Livestock Awards Program or James W. Brabeck Youth Legacy Project. Another way is to “add on” to a student’s price per pound of their animal. Buyers will be able to purchase add-ons virtually through August 8. Across the board, students are hesitant to sell livestock animals based on what happened in 2020. “The kids are working hard, and we’re trying to rebuild the steam. They’ve had so much taken away-show them there’s an end goal, work hard, and you get what you get,” said Dadson. The 2021 CMSF starts July 21 and ends August 1 with the Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday, July 31. 

The neighbors feel as though they are in the fight of their lives. They have appealed a November 2020 approval by County Planning which authorizes a phased development at 1255 Penman Springs Rd. of indoor AND outdoor cannabis cultivation, indoor nursery, indoor processing and supportive operations. The neighbors greatest concerns are water, odor, security & personal safety, traffic & road safety, impacts on wildlife & their habitat and how this project will impact the health of the community, especially seniors & children along with impacts on small businesses in the area. This project is NOT compatible with the area. This is a large industrial size commercial project that wants to come into their rural but not so rural neighborhood located just 1.25 miles from Paso Robles City limits and just 1 mile from Barney Schwartz Park. There are 8 homes & 1 tasting room less than 1000 ft from this cannabis grow project site. THIS COULD BE YOU if you live outside of City Limits as there are many applications for cannabis grows in No. SLO County. THE NEIGHBORS APPEAL WILL BE HEARD & DECIDED BY THE SLO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ON TUESDAY, JULY 13th. PLEASE SHARE YOUR SUPPORT OF THE NEIGHBORS APPEAL & OPPOSITION OF THIS PROJECT BY WRITING TO THE SUPERVISORS PRIOR TO JULY 13th. “Water-loving cannabis plants can easily use up to 15 gallons per day. While water usage may vary widely, one study of an outdoor cannabis farm during the 2011 growing season found the farm used 40,000 gallons of water to grow 25 large outdoor plants, from cracking the seeds to harvest. This comes to 1,600 gallons of water per plant during the entire growing season.” Massachusetts Prevention Alliance (MAPA)

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Taste of Paso

Taste of Americana

Apricot Glaze

This is an easy-to-prepare dish. The sweetness of the apricot glaze complements the pork tenderloin. Ingredients:

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have special memories of growing up in Southern California in the 40s and 50s when life was much simpler. The 4th of July was a really big holiday for our family, and I remember picnics at Griffith Park in Glendale, the community park in Arcadia, and backyard gatherings at our home, or the home of my grandparents, with lots of relatives and friends in attendance. The meals were pot luck, so naturally, there was a great variety of food. I especially remember Grandma O’Haver’s fried chicken, mother’s potato salad, and Aunt Maxine’s chocolate cake. There are just some things we never forget. After the picnic, the family headed to locations providing fireworks. I will never forget the display at the Los Angeles Coliseum, which was so magnificent for that time. Of course, it was nothing like we see today, but it certainly left an impression on me as a child. Somehow, food brings us together to share love and laughter. I searched for simple food choices for this 4th of July and summer menu to leave plenty of time for the cook to enjoy the event. When you are gathered together, be sure to relive some memories of past times with family and friends. Enjoy summer and 4th of July! 

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1 cup apricot preserves 2/3 cup apricot juice ¼ cup honey 2 tablespoons white vinegar (also try white balsamic vinegar)

Directions:

Combine preserves, juice, honey, and vinegar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a low boil over medium heat; reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring often, until mixture is thick and bubbling for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, whisk in mustard, and set aside.

▷ 2 tablespoons yellow mustard

Pork Tenderloins

There is nothing like pork tenderloin. It’s so easy to make and I feel like this is the easiest cut of pork to take on whatever flavors you fancy. In the slow cooker, the Instant Pot, on the grill, there is really no way to mess up a pork tenderloin Ingredients:

▷ Two 1½ pound pork tenderloins ▷ Coarse salt and white pepper for seasoning ▷ ¼ cup whole-grain mustard ▷ Vegetable oil for brushing grate

Directions:

Season tenderloins with coarse salt and white pepper; rub all over with mustard. Brush grate liberally with oil. Grill tenderloins indirectly over medium heat, turning once, brushing often with glaze until center is barely pink and reaches internal temperature of 150 degrees, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer tenderloins to a platter and let rest at room temperature for 5 minutes before slicing. Serves 8.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions Lately, I have seen more recipes for sweet potatoes, and this next recipe intrigues me. I have a passion for potato salads, and this one may be added to my collection. It is an unusual combination but will go well with any pork dish. Ingredients: ▷ ▷ ▷ ▷

4 large sweet potatoes Vegetable oil Coarse salt 1 medium onion, thinly sliced lengthwise (with the grain)

Dressing Ingredients:

▷ 3 strips thick-cut bacon ▷ 1/3 cup vegetable oil ▷ 3 tablespoons whole-grain mustard ▷ 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar ▷ 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and adjust rack to center of oven. Scrub sweet potatoes and dry with paper towels. Prick each with a fork two or three times across top and place on a baking sheet; rub with oil and sprinkle with salt. Transfer to preheated oven. After 25 minutes of baking, scatter sliced onions over and around potatoes. Continue to cook until potatoes are done, but firm and onions are caramelized, 15 to 20 minutes more. Remove baking sheet from oven and allow potatoes to cool; peel away the skin and cut into small cubes.

Directions:

Brown bacon strips and drain on paper towels. Crumble and set aside. To the bacon grease left in the pan, add vegetable oil, mustard, cider vinegar, and brown sugar. Whisk together thoroughly.

Salad Components: ▷ ▷ ▷ ▷

Diced sweet potatoes Caramelized onions Crumbled bacon ¼ cup diced green bell pepper ▷ Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Assemble the salad by folding the diced sweet potatoes and roasted onions in a mixing bowl with crumbled bacon and bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Pour dressing over mixture and toss gently. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve. Serves 8.

For dessert, finish with blueberry/strawberry shortcake topped with whipped cream. You can’t go wrong.

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Sip & Savor

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ot summer days call for cool cocktails. Sure, you could always reach for a cold beer, tantalizing white wine, or scintillating Rosé. But on a warm summer afternoon, nothing satisfies the thirst like a cool, refreshing cocktail whether you’re poolside, in a hammock, or on your deck engrossed in a Hemingway classic. The romance begins with the tinkling of ice cubes. This carries through the seduction of sweet infusions and botanicals, lingers on with citrusy garnishes and fresh herbs, and everything is, of course, heightened by a kick of alcohol. To check out the summer inspirations, I reached out to some of Paso’s experts. Turns out, summer’s seasonal fruits, flowers, and vegetables are the focus, with stone fruits and citrus, cucumbers, and hot chilies guiding the creations. The Alchemists’ Garden, Tony Bennet & Andrew Brune When The Alchemist’s Garden opened in early 2020, it kicked up the local cocktail scene a notch. Although it was a difficult time to open a restaurant/bar at the onset of lockdown, it gave the owners time to iron out the kinks, noted partners Brune and Bennett. The cocktail-focused restaurant exudes a vibe that stretches from innovative botanical infusions to globally inspired food crafted by chef Danelle Jarzynski. All the cordials and infusions are made in-house, including the Hibiscus-infused vodka that makes up The Garden Spear libation, fragrant with elderflower cordial and fresh rosemary. The herb also flavors the gin-based Meeting with Faustus

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Cool Cocktails for Hot Summer Days

concoction, and the rum-based Belladonna gets a summery twist with pineapple, citrus juices, and creme of coconut. Fish Gaucho, Austin Sanderson With more than 230 styles of Tequila and 40-plus types of Mezcal, this craft cocktail and Tequila bar caters to the South of the Border fan. Sanderson’s creations are as engaging as the names themselves. He whipped up a couple of Mezcal cocktails: Flight of the Concords, blended with a puree of Kiwi and served in an Absynthe-sprayed glass, topped with smoky rosemary twig; the colorful Playa del Amore, a tantalizing puree of pineapple, mango, and passion fruit laced with Hibiscus syrup. The drink was like a get-away to a tropical beach. Cello Ristorante at Allegretto Resort, Lillian Silver You can’t get a healthier drink than Silviera’s signature cocktail, the Green Goddess, which is blended with half an avocado. “It’s like a green smoothie,” she said of her creation that took two weeks to perfect. Well, she nailed it. The delicious creamy and earthy blend of Bacardi Rum and aloe liqueur came garnished with a spiral of cucumber slice floating in the tall glass. It was a meal. Silviera’s summer spectrum ranges from the juicy Mello Cello, a Hangar Buddha Hand vodka blended with limoncello and passion fruit, garnished with edible flowers, and the tropical Trip to Island, a Midori/Bacardi rum pineapple punch, among others. The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar The whiskey-focused bar takes its inspiration from summer’s bounty, such as fresh berries, herbs, and stone fruits. The summer spirits also include gin

in the Summertime Sling blended with strawberries, Benedictine, pineapple juice, and Wine Shine mango brandy. Mezcal makes up the What a Peach concoction mixed with Agave and Aperol, ringing with the zest of grapefruit and stone fruits topped with a local IPA. Wine Shine, Mike Blash Known for its artisan spirits, Wine Shine’s tasting has evolved into a cocktail service. “We can serve [our spirit] tasting in the form of a cocktail,” said Mike Blash, co-owner of the popular Tin City distillery, known for its wide selection of flavored brandies, gin, and vodka. The focus here is on simple ingredients, noted Blash. “We try to keep it to four ingredients.” Flowers and cool cucumbers accented some of summer’s gin-based cocktails such as Hibiscus Gin Sour; the savory East Side with muddled basil; and the colorful ‘Turkish Delight, a delicious blend of fig brandy, cranberry juice, and mint. La Cosecha, Nicky Clarke There’s a good use of European bitters and liqueurs by Clarke and her team. Plus house-made healthy juices such as carrot juice in the What’s Up Doc cocktail blended with vodka, curaçao, and vanilla syrup; and the cucumber-based Kermit’s Autopsy, a twist on the gin martini fragrant with apricot and lavender. Inspired by summer’s local bounty, Paso mixologists are certainly unleashing their artistry and whipping up some unique craft cocktails with names to match. A perfect cocktail should hit all the sensory marks, from sight and sound to smell and taste. As Sanderson put it, “We want to hit all the senses.” 

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Oak Leaf

Non-Profit of the Year

ECHO: NON-PROFIT of the Year DIS TRIC T

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By Hayley Mattson

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n Saturday, June 19, at the El Camino Homeless Shelter in Atascadero, located at 6370 Atascadero Ave, a few key individuals joined together to witness a special award being presented to the organization. El Camino Homeless Organization’s (ECHO) Executive Director Wendy Lewis, alongside Kandy Noel, ECHO’s Board Chair, and Amy Freeman, board member, was awarded the 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year by Senator John Laird. “We are deeply humbled to be recognized by Senator John Laird as a 2021 Nonprofit of the Year,” Lewis shared as she accepted the award. Laird represents District 17 of the California State Senate, which includes Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo Counties, as well as parts of Monterey and Santa Clara Counties. “Out of all the nonprofits, ECHO was an easy choice, and it is wonderful to be here in San Luis Obispo County,” Senator Laird explained. Atascadero Mayor Heather Moreno and Councilmember Susan Funk were also present. “To pick ECHO as the nonprofit of the year from the entire district which encompasses multiple counties says a lot about ECHO,” Mayor Moreno stated. “There are so many good nonprofits from which to choose, and we here, I think, I can be biased, certainly, and think they do such a wonderful job, but I think we have really seen the growth in ECHO in the last several years, the investment from Must! Charities, how they have expended not just here in Atascadero but to Paso also here with the warming center... not at all surprised that they won nonprofit of the year.” Traditionally, honorees and legislators are invited to a celebratory luncheon on California Nonprofits Day. This year, like 2020, the luncheon was canceled in response to pandemic restrictions.

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Pictured from left to right: ECHO Board Member Amy Freeman, ECHO Board, Kandy Noel, ECHO Board Chair, Wendy Lewis, ECHO President/CEO; Senator John Laird, Atascadero Mayor Heather Moreno, Atascadero City Council Member Susan Funk. Photo by Hayley Mattson

Lewis shared, “It is pretty amazing to be on someone at that levels radar, out of the thousands of nonprofits in his region he could have chosen, to select ECHO and really highlight the work we have been doing and highlight the growth we have had and really help bring awareness to our work to help sustain us...we are super excited.” Since 2001 ECHO’s mission is to empower people in San Luis Obispo County to make positive change by providing food, shelter, and supportive services. Currently, ECHO operates three facilities in North County that each provides meals and a safe and secure overnight shelter to meet the immediate needs of families and individuals in the community who are facing hunger and homelessness. “I think what is so special about this is addressing homelessness is a whole community effort...” Councilmember Funk said. “...we are so proud of ECHO’s leadership in bringing the whole community together both here and in Paso Robles; ECHO also serves people from around the county when this is the right space for them and gives people that period of time to get their lives back together again so that they can rejoin the house community and enjoy the things the rest of us all take for granted...it is hard work.” ECHO’s residents are provided individual case management services to assist them with securing a job and finding permanent and sustainable housing. While staying at ECHO, residents are taught life skills for employment, financial literacy, health care management, and parenting. For a little over six months, ECHO has been in full swing in Paso Robles, now offering the same services as ECHO Atascadero. “At Paso Robles ECHO, we are a full service just kinda like we are here in Atascadero, so within our six months, we have been able to have a meal program that operates in the evening just like it does here in Atascadero, we have services like case management, financial literacy, medical

support, behavioral health support, we are really trying to bring those life-changing resources that really help get people back into housing. In our first six months up there [Paso Robles], we have almost helped 40 individuals and families find permanent housing going from no options six months before that. So it has been a big challenge, and I am so proud of our team for stepping up and doing the right thing and doing it so fast. We are full almost every night, and with here, we have such a great resource, but there is more need out there.” Senator Laird expressed that one of the key factors in choosing ECHO as the nonprofit of the year was due to the organization not only sustaining during a pandemic but also expanding. Lewis explained, “[Senator Laird] shared that during a pandemic that he saw us not only maintaining what we did but actual to expand our services and thought that was just pretty awe-inspiring that here we [ECHO] during a pandemic where a lot of folks were just trying to stay steady, we said no, there is work that needs to be done, and there are people that are really suffering, so let’s step up and let’s really expand and in that time frame we opened a second shelter in Paso Robles, and we operated an emergency winter shelter here in Atascadero so not just staying kinda steady but really growing to meet that critical need out there.” All who attended the special recognition on Saturday shared the same sentiment; for a nonprofit not only to thrive during unprecedented times says a lot about the organization, but it also says a lot about the community as well. Senator Laird shared what impressed him about ECHO was, “Part of it was the community support, I know no other homeless shelter in a district that is near a school, in a residential neighborhood that has the mayor volunteer regularly, that just doesn’t happen.” After the presentation, Lewis expressed her deep appreciation, “We just want to thank Senator Laird as well as all of our community supporters who have made us the organization that we are today.”  For more information, please visit our website at echoshelter.org.

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Senior Project

Cal Poly Senior Project Benefits Paso Robles Police Department

Four Cal Poly Seniors completed the Paso Robles PD Outdoor training Facility Remodel as a part of their Senior Project. Pictured from Left to right: Sergeant Joshua Hermanson, Gavin Abraham, Nic Petri, Dan Knight, Cole Berkeland, Commander Caleb Davis. Photos by Melissa Mattson

By Camille DeVaul

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s a part of their senior project, four Cal Poly students chose to complete the remodel of the Paso Robles Police Department (PRPD) Outdoor Training Facility. Gavin Abraham, Nic Petri, Zach Stellini, and Cole Berkeland, all Cal Poly Professor Dan Knight students, completed the project in roughly 400 man-hours. And they did so on time and under budget! “Our main goals were to transform the existing facility into what is not only an effective training tool, but also a place that police officers enjoy visiting, and to provide the

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Paso Robles Police Department with a modern, functional facility that allows its officers to be properly equipped to protect the community,” Abraham said. The four students completed the project back in April, free of charge, to the City of Paso Robles for labor. Funds for the facilities remodel came from the newly passed Measure J-20 funds. Measure J-20 was passed during the 2020 election as a one-cent sales tax. Funds from the tax prioritize funding towards maintaining essential City services, such as fire and public safety/police services, emergency response and preparedness,

road safety, and other city services. The students completed the remodel under their 20,000 dollar budget. “Without the generous help from the community of Paso Robles, we would have never been able to succeed,” said Abraham. Local companies Calportland, Alliance Ready Mix, Savage Concrete, and Quinn Caterpillar helped the students complete the project, for which they are immensely thankful. “And thanks to the generous hands-on instruction and expertise of Dan Knight and Michael Bridgman, we were able to learn about

construction in ways that can never be taught in a classroom. Without them, this project would have never been possible,” Abraham said. When manpower was a little short, off-duty officers were there to offer their help with the facility. “In addition, the Paso Robles PD was fantastic in supporting us throughout the process. On concrete pour days, Cal Poly students and off-duty Paso Robles officers teamed up to get the job done. We put our hearts and souls into this project, and I can’t think of a better way to finish my education than to learn by doing and give back to the community I’ve been blessed to call home for the past four years.” PRPD Commander Caleb Davis said, “After meeting with the Team from Cal Poly, I was initially very impressed with their eagerness to begin the project. The team was very responsive to our concerns and provided options to meet our needs. The team from Cal Poly was professional and informative. They remained within budget and provided us continual updates.” Commander Davis continued, “The most impressive attribute of the Cal Poly Team was their dedication to finishing the project on time. The team, primarily Gavin, Zack and Nic worked tirelessly to finish the project. The team spent their evenings and weekends on-site to ensure deadlines were met. The team also did a good job of maintaining a clean job site. On behalf of the City of Paso Robles, we are grateful for the partnership we have established with the Cal Poly construction management program and look forward to continuing that partnership in the future.” The soon-to-be graduating Cal Poly seniors are going off to their next adventures. Still, they have prepared upcoming seniors to take on the next phase of projects for the training facility. The next phase of the facility is still in the works, and Commander Davis will be meeting the next group of Construction Management students to define their next set of goals. A presentation of the senior project and facility was presented during the June 15 City Council meeting. 

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Oak Leaf

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COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

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ccording to RealtyTrac, San Luis Obispo County ranks 6th in the nation for housing costs (Holden & Bizjak, 2018). However, this situation is somewhat exaggerated because the county’s average wage is below state averages (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018). These factors make recruiting employees to the county difficult, necessitating a “grow your own” approach. A question facing local leaders is how to grow the economy and wages to match the high cost of living in San Luis Obispo County. One successful response is SLO Partner’s educational programs that train local citizens in skilled jobs presenting high wage potential in the local market. SLO Partners is an initiative of the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education. Local leaders face the challenge of growing a skilled workforce to meet the demand of local technology, software, and manufacturing businesses and industries. One identified and proven strategy to address this regional challenge is to upskill and train the workforce for head of household jobs in technology-related fields right here in our county. Over the past three years, 47 local employers have requested the San Luis Obispo Career & Technical Education (CTE) Foundation and SLO Partners increase the pipeline of qualified workers with Information Technology (IT) and Precision Manufacturing related skills. Employers understand the importance of diversity in their workforce and consistently request qualified female candidates because of the high degree of success of previous female apprentices. Employers are asking us to grow the pool of female applicants and support their entry into these head of household careers. SLO Partners apprenticeships provide an alternative path to connecting qualified talent

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from diverse backgrounds and teams with employers looking to hire hard-to-fill occupations. Local employers recognize that gender diversity on teams creates a well-rounded team better able to collaborate and problem-solve. One local success is Marlena, who secured a spot in the program and, after graduating, received three job offers. “The SLO Partners team helped me communicate how to let companies know I was interviewing elsewhere,” she said. “I wouldn’t have known how to do that otherwise - it was an interesting experience saying ‘no’ to really good jobs. I accepted a position at Trust Automation because I liked the culture and diversity. Marlena’s job prospects before completing the program were very different. “All of the positions I was qualified for either weren’t hiring, weren’t willing to pay more than the minimum wage, or had no career path. Trust Automation has a career path for me. There is the opportunity for advancement in my current position as well as various technical certifications.” CTE, pre-apprenticeships, and apprenticeships have become vital components in our local workforce and economic recovery. Local Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham and State Senator John Laird are positive voices for CTE, Strong Workforce, and recovery grants as we leverage the potential of these programs to address our workforce challenges. In addition, our local school districts, Cuesta College, local trade unions, and local businesses are all innovating to thrive in the post-COVID-19 economy. Creating future careers that are locally grown is a hallmark of our SLO Partners program. Another recent SLO Partner graduate, Stephanie, believes one of the challenges many women in the tech industry face is impostor syndrome. “Impostor syndrome is very real for all Software

Developers, but I think it can be particularly challenging for women. When you feel like a minority, feelings of insecurity are amplified. There are many talented people in this field with so much knowledge achieving great things, so gaining confidence in yourself can be tough. It’s really important that we learn to push past those feelings of inadequacies, so we can be role models for other women we need women in leadership roles to look up to. It’s certainly made me feel more comfortable and confident.” Stephanie also recommends networking and getting involved with women in tech groups. “I’ve met so many women in the industry because of these opportunities. We get together, we motivate each other, and we build each other up. More women need to know there’s a much-needed place for them in the tech industry.” SLO Partners is dedicated to promoting employment upskilling and opportunities for the local community. Highlighted in two recent workforce studies, Early Childhood Education (ECE) is also an essential component of our economic recovery. The San Luis Obispo County Office of Education’s SLO Partners program, Cuesta College, First 5 SLO County, Trust Automation, CAPSLO, Paso Robles Bearkittens, the SLO County Child Care Planning Council, and several other organizations have joined forces in leveraging our ECE apprenticeship program, impact funds, pending state grants, and shared programming. Our goals include creating local multi-agency programs that serve the community, meet the changing needs of childcare, and have sustainability that benefits our entire community. Together we will continue to adapt, innovate, and thrive. It is an honor to serve as your county superintendent of schools. 

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PRHS celebrates their 125th graduation with the Class of 2021

PRHS GRADUATION

Paso Robles High School

Class of

By Camille DeVaul President Kasey Nguyen. The student speeches were pre-recorded and played on n Friday, June 11, and Saturday, June 12, the Paso a large screen on stage. Robles High School (PRHS) Class of 2021 Associated Student Body (ASB) President Presley walked the stage in person and graduated after Bodentshot was the first to address her fellow graduates. one of the most challenging years in history due to the Bodenshot first thanked her family and friends for their coronavirus pandemic. support and memories before addressing the rest of her The Bearcats dressed in crimson red graduated in person graduating class. at War Memorial Stadium in three groups. “This year has been a chaotic mess of uncertainty, but The senior class asked Geoffrey Land and Jenny Marti- we all made it to the finish line. From getting everything nez, both PRHS social science teachers, to be the MCs ripped away from us, the Class of 2021 has proven themfor their graduation. selves resilient and persistent. Whether we all get along or After introducing PRHS faculty members, Land and not, we did this together,” Bodenshot explained. Martinez introduced Superintendent Curt Dubost, Deputy A TOP Cat, Bodenshot, will be attending the University Superintendent Jennifer Gaviola, Assistant Superintendent of San Diego in the fall. Brad Pawlowski, and the Board of Trustees, Chris Arend, Bodenshot shared with Paso Robles Magazine that the Chris Bausch, Jim Reed, Lance Gannon, Tim Gearhart, beginning of her senior year was tough but ended up being Dorian Baker, and Nathan Williams. an eye-opening experience, “I do appreciate how much the The PRHS Advanced Choir sang the National Anthem, school has done for us so far. I know they have restrictions, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Senior Class so it makes it harder. That’s where I come in, and I’m

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Class of 2021 thankful for the parents who have done stuff for us outside of the school--thank you, everyone, who have tried their best, but at this point, we have to move on.” Superintendent Curt Dubost addressed his graduating Bearcats. He began by sharing his memories of his graduation in 1968, “When I was in high school, a controversial war was raging in Vietnam. It was the height of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Race Riots were rampant in our cities. All of our universities and colleges were in turmoil. Assassinations of John and Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X were fresh in our memories. A highly contested presidential election was won by a controversial leader, Richard Nixon. The environment was a mess, with rivers literally catching fire and smog unbearable. Sound a bit familiar?” Dubost continued, “At the same time though, America was poised to keep the promise made by President Kennedy in 1960, and within a year, we put Neal Armstrong on the moon. Great progress was made in cleaning up the environment with the EPA started by President Nixon. Landmark Civil Rights legislation was being enacted. Out of the turmoil and decent, real progress was being made.” Then, PRHS Principal Anthony Overton congratulated his students and welcomed them into their next phase in life.

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Senior Class President Kasey Nguyen thanked her family and friends. Nguyen said, “Today, we are flipping the page and going on to the next chapter of our lives. Branching out, finding new people, friends, and experiences. Many will be leaving behind the familiarity and comfort of our homes that we have resided in for so long. So here’s to the next part of our lives, and thank you for the opportunity to flourish through the experiences I’ve had here at Paso High.” Assistant Principal Thomas Harrington presented the 11 Bearcat graduates who are going into the US military. • Zayda LaPraim - US Army • Jazmine Ramirez - US Army • Lizbeth Guillen - US Army • Alejandro Hernandez - US Army • Gabriel Tabarez - US Navy • Joseph Dominguez - US Marine Core • Peter Reyes Jr - US Marine Core • Jesus Meraz - US Marine Core • Elyas Gonzalez - US Marine Core • Rebekah Premenko - US Air Force ROTC at Texas Christian University • Michael Dow - US Air Force Salutatorian Mya Castelli then gave her Salutatorian Address. Castelli closed her address with, “If the past four

years have taught us anything, it is that there are no guarantees in life, so it’s important that as we enter the moment into our future, we savor the moment that we are in and appreciate life to the fullest.” Valedictorian Kristal Roman, who earned over a 4.74 GPA, addressed her fellow Bearcats. Roman congratulated her fellow classmates and reminded them to be kind to themselves as they have experienced the last two years unlike any other. Roman closed her speech by saying, “Make sure to remember to give yourself credit when and where it’s due regardless of the size of your accomplishments. Therefore, no matter what your plans are for the coming years, whether it be community college, university, trade school, military, workforce, or simply taking some more time to prioritize yourself and your needs, approach this new chapter in your life with enthusiasm and curiosity as you encounter more possibilities for growth. Thank you and congratulations.” Principal Overton and PRJUSD Board President Arend congratulated the class of 2021 before handing students their diplomas one by one. After reciting the Alma Mater together one last time, the PRHS Class of 2021 turned their tassels to the left and, as a tradition, tossed their caps into the air. Congratulations, Paso Robles High School Class of 2021. You did it! 

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Class of 2021

PRHS GRADUATION Valedictorian & Salutatorian By Camille DeVaul

Kristal Roman

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Valedictorian

ristal Roman Romero graduated from Paso Robles High School (PRHS) with a 4.74 GPA. Kristal will be furthering her academic career at the University of California, Berkeley, where she plans on double majoring in political science and ethnic studies. She intends to use these degrees to prepare her for a career as a civil rights lawyer. “I like Berkley’s history in social and political activism because that is something I hope to be involved with when I get to college. Another thing that was important to me was how diverse their campus is,” Kristal explained. Berkley was one of Romero’s top choices of universities. While Kristal almost always knew she wanted to be a lawyer, it wasn’t until her junior year she was inspired to add ethnic studies to her list. During the civil rights unit in her AP history class, Kristal was inspired by the stories of hardships people of color have faced and wanted to pursue further education in ethnic studies. Kristal has spent the last four years tirelessly developing all facets of herself-- in the classroom, on the tennis courts, and in her community. Having taken a total of 11 advanced placement classes, including every AP social science class offered and seven honors classes, Kristal has proven to be a more than capable student. In her three years playing varsity tennis, Kristal was named co-captain for two of them, and has also received Most Improved, Coach’s Award, and MVP. Kristal said that COVID did give her a break she didn’t realize she needed. “I started spending more time with my family and prioritizing that time I had with them, and it was a nice experience. It’s weird to say it took that [COVID] to be able to appreciate my family more,” Kristal shared. She continued, “In my speech, I mention how important balance was; I also found out that there is a point where there is too much self-care.” Kristal perpetuates the recurring tradition of a bilingual Valedictorian and has received her Seal of Biliteracy. Her two years spent in the Black Student Union and A.C.T./ Progressive Clubs and countless hours volunteering for Brynne Kennedy’s congressional campaign have prepared her for a life of advocacy and justice. She would like to thank her family, close friends, Lainey Callahan, teachers, and coaches for supporting her throughout her high school career and beyond.

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ya Castelli graduated PRHS with a 4.68, nearly tying for valedictorian. Winning salutatorian was a big surprise for Mya. She explained, “It was very surprising. I wasn’t expecting it [salutatorian].” Mya will be attending the University of California San Diego in the fall to study Biochemistry. After seeing UCSD in person, Mya fell in love with the school. A hospital is conveniently near the campus, which is perfect for Mya, who hopes to enter the healthcare field. “In my junior year of high school, I was able to intern at Twin Cities, and I was able to shadow doctors and nurses and hospital workers in the emergency room, so I found that helped to solidify my wanting to go into healthcare,” Mya shared. While at PRHS, Mya completed the Healthcare Career Technical Education pathway, spending the capstone year of the program interning at Twin Cities Community Hospital’s emergency room. She has also competed in healthcare-related Skills USA competitions at both the regional and state level in the healthcare knowledge bowl and medical terminology. Some of Mya’s favorite memories while at PRHS was running in track with her sister and a school backpacking trip to Joshua Tree State Park. When she was 12 years old, Mya and her family moved to Paso Robles from Toronto, Canada. She has spent all four of her years at PRHS competing in sports, including soccer, track and field, and cross country, in which she was a Lions club award recipient for two seasons. Over the summers, Mya has worked at Paso Robles city pools as a lifeguard and swim instructor and has plans to continue in the coming summer. In her free time, Mya enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with her family, who she would like to thank for always supporting and encouraging her in everything she has done.

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Scholars SEAL OF BILITERACY

Carlotta Yvonne Abascal Julio Anguiano Gloria Estefania Anguiano Antonio Bravo Valle Jocelyn Chavez Lizbeth Guillen Brendon Jesus Mendoza Jesus Eduardo Mendoza Kyle Logan Moore Ruth Itzel Navarro Barrientos Edgar Omar Palafox Mariane Jaylin Rendon Raul Aburto Rendon Ashley Marie Robles Kristal Roman Roque Daniel Roman Cisneros Madeleine Jaris Romero Alejandra Ruiz Jazmin Guadalupe Sandoval Chase Antonio Stratman Ryan Tamayo Daniel Villalon Mendoza Elsa Jacqueline Williams CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION

Carlotta Yvonne Abascal Mikayla Nicole Adams Antonio Bravo Valle Mya Sonja Castelli Marissa Connie Gomez Alejandra Gutierrez-Esquivel Madison Michelle Holbrook Madeline Ann Loff David Lopez Sophia Rae Mullinix Edgar Omar Palafox Rebekah Rose Premenko Quinton Charles Pressley Katherine Jean Reid Raul Aburto Rendon Kristal Roman Alejandra Ruiz Ryan Tamayo Bailey Anna Theisen Daniel Villalon Mendoza

Elsa Jacqueline Williams HONOR CORD RECIPIENTS LEADERSHIP

Mikayla Adams Jaiden Anguiano Presley Bodenshot Hannah Chambers Presley Escalante Madeline Loff Ardis Warner Sasha Baer Lizbeth Guillen Grace Chamberlain

PEER COMMUNICATIONS

Jennifer Alonso Marissa Gomez Alejandra Gutierrez-Esquivel Cindy Jaimes Rebekah Premenko Katherine Reid FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA

Jesse Muth Anaya Zepeda Citali Garcia Ethan Wright Grace Anderson Dante Dusi Hayden Rohrer Liliana Vargas Paul (Wesley) Bennett Seth Muro MATHEMATICS

Carlotta Abascal Grace Anderson Taylor Bivin Presley Bodenshot Mya Castelli Connell Crawford Audrey Dart Cole Eberhard Angel Gomez Marissa Gomez Cindy Jaimes Patrick Jenks Morgan Jones Grant Komm

Zoe Mayo Matthew McCauley Kyle Moore Jesse Muth Dong Nguyen Kasey Nguyen Raul Rendon Ashley Robles Kristal Roman Jason Scruggs Abigail Springer Chase Stratman Bailey Theisen SCIENCE

Carlotta Abascal Madelyn Adams Yoselin Aguilar Vargas Aileen Alvarado Marez Grace Anderson Gloria Anguiano Julio Anguiano Ethan Arebalo Sherman Arend Sasha Baer Jebediah Baker Raymond Barker Dominic Barron Sierra Berezay Linda Bernal Molina Taylor Bivin Madeline Bogdan Vicente Butcher Courtney Camack Lourdes Campoverde Brady Carr Mya Castelli Grace Chamberlain Connell Crawford Juan Cuarao Audrey Dart Jonah Dewhurst Alfredo Duque John Eade Citlali Garcia Angel Gomez Marissa Gomez Malia Gorman Lizbeth Guillen

Alejandra Gutierrez-Esquivel Sophia Hammond Elijah Hanauer Madison Holbrook Cheyanne Holliday Haven Holmes Cindy Jaimes Gloria Jang Patrick Jenks Maya Alani Kinder Grant Komm Garret LaBarreare David Lopez Yesenia Lopez Martinez Jessica Maguire Zoey Mayo Nikkala Mays Jesus Mendoza Brendon Mendoza Kyle Moore Sophia Murphy Annaleza Myhand Ruth Navarro Barrientos Kasey Nyguyen Dong Nyguyen Ximena Ortega Lopez Edgar Palafox Krish Patel Rebekah Premenko Payton Ramos Raul Rendon Ashley Robles Kristal Roman Madeleine Romero Nolan Rumph Jazmin Sandoval Jason Scruggs Ethan Short Hailey Silveira Hobie Smith Abigail Springer Chase Stratman Ryan Tamayo Christia Taylor Brendon Van Wagner Mariah Wetherholt Sofia Willoughby Kaya Wortley

Reiss Wannagat ENGLISH

Carlotta Abascal Alejandra Ruiz Alayna Hernandez Tyler Seidel Zoey Mayo Jillian Root Mya Castelli Raul Rendon Hailey McEntire Chloe Heilman Anya Veach Madison Holbrook Elsa Williams Ebony Jones Jaiden Anguiano AVID

Raul Anducho Dominic Barron Linda Bernal Jose Ciricuti Juan Cuarao Heidi Figueroa Raul Galvez David Lopez Alma Martinez Ruth Navarro Barrientos Dong Nguyen Edgar Palafox Daniel Roman Aurora Ruiz Jazmin Sandoval Jasmin Uribe Dondiego Daniel Villalon CTE

Wesley Bennett Dante Dusi Citlali Gracie Angela Alaman Aileen Alvarado Grace Anderson Jaiden Anguiano Jeb Baker Jordyn Baker Paul Bennett Presley Bodenshot Madeline Bogdan

Antonio Bravo-Valle Alejandro Bustamante Kevin Butler Shaylee Cardenas Micah Casa Mya Castelli Hannah Chambers Jocelyn Chavez Shelby Cook Jocelyn Cortes Destinee Costa Connell Crawford Jonah Dewhurst Kyla Enos Vanessa Espinoza Esther Felix Janiel Finnegan Stanko Daisy Garibay Jesse Gibson Marissa Gomez Andrea Gomez Cabrera Izaac Gonzalez Sophia Hammond Christopher Harris Meadow Ingle Cindy Jaimes Zayda LaPraim Alejandra Lepiz Justin Luna Karli Maduena Jessica Maguire Melissa Mendoza Brendon Mendoza Wyatt Millsap Seth Muro Zoe Murphy Kasey Nguyen Anessa Palomino Ashley Robles Gabriel Rodriguez Hayden Rohrer Alejandra Ruiz Aurora Ruiz Maria Santiago Hobie Smith Christia Taylor Taliyah Thomas Lilliana Vargas

SKILLSUSA

Jaiden Anguiano Jeb Baker Presley Bodenshot Antonio Bravo-Valle Kevin Butler Shaylee Cardenas Micah Casa Hannah Chambers Vanessa Espinoza Esther Felix Dylan Ferguson Sophia Hammond Christopher Harris Seth Muro Zoe Murphy Trevor Parfumi Krish Patel Ashley Robles Alejandra Ruiz Aurora Ruiz Maria Santiago Hobie Smith JOURNALISM

Tyler Seidel Jaclyn DiMatteo Cole Eberhard Hannah Hochheiser

SUPERINTENDENT ADVISORY

Presley Bodenshot Hannah Chambers Vanessa Espinoza Marissa Gomez Cheyanne Holliday Cindy Jaimes Katherine Reid Alejandra Ruiz

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Carlotta Abascal Grace Anderson Mya Castelli Angel Gomez Madison Holbrook Grant Komm Madison Loff Zoey Mayo Brendon Mendoza Kasey Nguyen

Kristal Roman Jason Scruggs VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE ARTS

Jennifer Armstrong Dawson Bondie Ava Brabenec Juliet Corwin Grace Donohue Maddy Estes Sam Gomez Rilyn McNerlin Haleigh Ortiz Rebekah Premenko Riley Rebuck Raul Rendon Eva Rodriguez-Henderson Yire Sanchez Jason Scruggs Hailey Silveira Bailey Theisen Anya Veach Elsa Williams Tristan Zamora DANCE

Jenivieve Crossett Grace Chamberlain Chloe Mitchell Hailey McEntire Xochtle Sandoval BAND

Hayley Fuller Alfredo Duque CHOIR

Chloe Callarman Nikkala Mays ART

Elisa Hardesty Haven Holmes Angeles Anguiano Jordan Priebe Brandon Van Wagner CERAMICS

Mariah Wetherholt Madelaine Romero Carlotta Abascal Zoe Kyne

Scholar athletes FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Hannah Chambers Softball/G. Volleyball

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Tre Eade B. Water Polo/Swim

FEMALE SCHOLAR / ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Abigail Springer G. Water Polo/Swim

MALE SCHOLAR / ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Chase Stratman Baseball/ B. Soccer

PHIL NIXON AWARD

Nolan Rumph Swim

DICK HAMILTON SCHOLARSHIP

Isabella Druding Cheer/Stunt

KAMBRIA WESCH DOHERTY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Kendall Moffitt Swimming

KAMBRIA WESCH DOHERTY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Abigail Springer Swimming

SENIOR ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Isabella Druding Sophia Mullinix Hannah Chambers Kristal Roman Abigail Springer Kendall Moffitt Jaiden Anguiano Hailie Abel Hailey McEntire Sierra Berezay Sage Adams

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Madison Holbrook Janiel Finnegan Stanko Jenny Armstrong Ethan Wright Frank Mabian Gavin Hamamoto Jacob Lambeth Wes Bennett Ethan Arebalo Tre Eade Cole Eberhard Omar McPherson Payton Ramos Devin Perez Jakob Wright Chase Stratman Jonah Dewhurst Angel Gomez PRIDE OF THE BEARCAT AWARD

Vanessa Espinoza Cheerleading

Mya Castelli Track and Field Cindy Jaimes Women’s Soccer Rebekah Premenko Women’s Soccer Katalina Vargas Women’s Swimming Tyler Seidel Women’s Swimming Carlotta Abascal Women’s Swimming Jalen Cullors Men’s Volleyball Antonio Conover Football Brandon Barrios Men’s Soccer Marlon Bonilla Men’s Soccer Juan Cuarao Men’s Soccer

SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD (3.75 GPA+)

Kristal Roman Mya Castelli Ashley Robles Zoey Mayo Abigail Springer Angel Gomez Carlotta Abascal Madeline Loff Jason Scruggs Cole Eberhard Connell Crawford Madison Holbrook Hailey McEntire Raul Rendon Taylor Bivin Brendon Mendoza Jaiden Anguiano Madeleine Romero David Lopez Rebekah Premenko

Haven Holmes Jonah Dewhurst Ethan Wright Anessa Palomino Sophia Mullinix Chloe Heilman Smith Edgar Palafox Kendall Moffitt Mariah Wetherholt Chase Stratman Jaclyn DiMatteo Tyler Seidel Jebediah Baker Quinton Pressley Cindy Jaimes Sierra Berezay Alejandra Gutierrez-Esquivel Jillian Root Maya Kinder Jakob Wright Hannah Chambers

Sofia Willoughby Vanessa Espinoza Jazmine Ramirez Wyatt Millsap Gabriel Contreras THREE-SPORT ATHLETE

Jaiden Anguiano XCountry/Soccer/Track Brandon Barrios Football/Soccer/Track Mya Castelli XCountry/Soccer/Track Isabella Druding Cheer/Stunt Vanessa Espinoza Cheer/Stunt Sophia Mullinix Cheer/Softball

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Templeton High School

By Melissa Mattson

After a challenging 15 months, the Class of 2021 is ready for their next stage of life

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n a late spring afternoon after over a year like none other due to the coronavirus pandemic, Templeton High School held its Senior Graduation on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. The graduation of 161 Seniors was held in-person at Volunteer Stadium, with limited guests per student, and also available live-streamed via YouTube. The ceremony began with Josh Aston, the Templeton High School Principal, recognizing all the staff who helped the students get to this day. Aston also recognized the family of the seniors and then the seniors themselves. He read a poem by Douglas Malloch, entitled Good Timber, and summed it up by saying, “this graduation class has had to endure tough winds…

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The challenges you have endured have made you strong,” speaking about the tough year that this class has gone through these past fifteen months. Next, Ashley Pascual led the pledge of allegiance, followed by the Star-Spangled Banner sung by Abby Brady. Aston returned to the stage, announcing the Salutatorian, Thomas Choboter, who graduated with a 4.57 GPA and will be attending Cal Poly, majoring in Computer Engineering. Choboter gave a speech, focusing on the word why, “questions are our superpower, and a question that begins with why is the greatest superpower of them all.” Then before moving on to an acoustic guitar performance reminiscing on the pandemic, Choboter paused as the Estrella Warbirds performed a flyover in honor of the graduates. Next, the Valedictorian Juliana Jarboe took the mic. Juliana has

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attended Templeton since kindergarten and graduated with a 4.61 GPA, and will be attending Columbia University, majoring in Computer Science. “The Class of 2021 taught me how to make friends. The next few years may feel like kindergarten all over again, with new people, new concepts to learn. This time we’ll have a blueprint to follow, and our past experiences will lead us to success.” Aston then moved on, exchanging flags with the foreign exchange student who has attended Templeton High School for the last year, albeit an unconventional one. Tyler Werner, the Senior Class President, spoke next. “This year has been anything but normal,” and then continued to thank the teachers and athletic staff for their dedication to the students and all they’ve done for them in this unprecedented time. Matt Vierra, President of the TUSD, took the stage. “It is now my honor to certify the students before you have satisfied their requirement and have earned their diploma on this day, June 10, 2021.” Aston returned to the stage with Ashlynn Schaffer, Eagle of the Year, and directed the students to turn the tassel, symbolizing the transition from candidate to graduate. The students celebrated, throwing their caps in the air with exuberant cheers before dispersing to their family and friends. Congratulations, Class of 2021, you did it! 

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Scholarships Awards Atascadero Elks Club Juan Ramos William Costick Wrynn Calagna A-Z Foundation Group Hannah Campbell Booker Brothers Emma Lawrence Merek Hall Rushi Patel Sydney Barker California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Lauryn Allen (Alegre) California Retired Teacher’s Association Sydney Barker Cancer Support Community Laura’s Legacy Brooksley Pruitt Nightmare on Main Street Haunted House Ashley Pascual Hannah Macfarlane

Paso Robles Optimist Club Brooksley Pruitt Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Scholarship Lauryn Allen (Alegre)

Templeton Lions Club Robert Dickenson Memorial Scholarship Sydney Barker

Shelby Sudbrink Memorial Scholarship Emma Hamilton Payne

Templeton Lunch Bunch Hannah Campbell Jess Bobbitt Juliana Jarboe

St. William’s Catholic Church Thomas Choboter

Templeton Presbyterian Church Grace Alsup

Templeton Athletic Boosters Isabella Backer

Templeton Women’s Charitable Club Brooksley Pruitt Merek Hall

Templeton Athletic Boosters Jess Bobbitt Templeton Drama Boosters Avery Jones Brady Brewer Katherine Van Den Eikhof Makenna Ray Miles Martinelli Templeton Lions Club Carissa Melton Lindsay English

The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County Brooksley Pruitt Thelma J. Sorrow Bandy Smith Tyler Kaschewski Vaqueras del Camino Sydney Barker

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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

Calvary Chapel Paso Robles

Highlands Church

St. James Episcopal Church

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

Christian Life Center Assembly of God

Life Worth Living Church of God

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

Awakening Ways Spiritual Community

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

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

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

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

NACIMIENTO

Covenant Presbyterian Church

Heritage Village Church

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

Hill Top Christian Fellowship 2085 Gateway Drive Heritage Ranch Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor Jack Little (805) 239-1716

Oak Shores Christian Fellowship

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

PASO ROBLES

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

Bridge Christian Church

Centennial Park Banquet Room 600 Nickerson Dr. Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Tim Mensing (805) 975-7178

1020 Creston Rd. Service: 9 a.m. (805) 238-4216 Missionaries: (805) 366.2363 1450 Golden Hill Rd. Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Dan Katches (805) 238-6927

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

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

Family Worship Center

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

First Mennonite Church

Poder de Dios Centro Familiar

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

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

Thirteenth and Oak Streets Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Steven Mabry (805) 238-3321

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

ADELAIDE INN

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

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

The Light of the World Church

925 Bennett Way Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Jeff Saylor (805) 434-2616

Trinity Lutheran Church

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

Paso Robles Bible Church

Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC

First United Methodist

The Revival Center

940 Creston Rd. Worship Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Steve Willweber (805) 238-3702

421 9th St. Services: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Steve Calagna (805) 239-3325

1645 Park St. Pastor Michael R. Garman Services: 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Discipleship 10 a.m. (805) 238-4419 2343 Park St. Service: 11 a.m. Pastor Romero (805) 238-2445

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

North County Christian Fellowship

Paso Robles Community Church

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

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

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 Church of the Nazarene

Belong Central Coast

First Baptist Church

Corner S. River and Niblick 215 Oak Hill Services: 8:30, 9:45 & 11 a.m. Pastor James Baird (805) 226-5800

Victory Baptist Church

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

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

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

TEMPLETON

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

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

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

Seventh-Day Adventist Church Templeton Hills

206 5th st. Service: 10 am Pastor Vern H. Haynes Jr. 805-975-8594

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