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Warbirds cancel air show

Posted: Friday, Aug 29th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- The Estrella Warbirds is canceling what would have been its third annual air show this year, but the reason is a good one, and it's not forever.
"The main reason is we've got three building projects right now, and we're trying to lease another 10 acres to expand," said Warbirds President Sherman Smoot. "But we're going to
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North County gets in on ice-bucket challenge

Modified: Friday, Aug 29th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Paso Robles City Councilman Steve Martin and Atascadero Mayor Tom O'Malley dumped buckets of ice water on each other Tuesday, not because they can't get along, but because they do.
"We plan to do a lot more together for the North County," O'Malley said.
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Sixth annual Crush & Roll West

Posted: Friday, Aug 29th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- King Edward VII, Winston Churchill and even the father of psychoanalysis himself, Sigmund Freud, adored puffing on cigars from time to time. Today, a whole lot of everyday folks--including many women from all walks of life -- are just as wild about getting their hands on the tightly-rolled bundles of dried and fermented tobacco.
Crush &
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Minor injuries in turnover

Posted: Friday, Aug 29th, 2014
There was a two-vehicle collision on Airport Road Tuesday a little after 1 p.m. One vehicle was northbound and the other was southbound. The vehicles collided in the southbound lane when the northbound vehicle entered that lane to pass a large truck. The force of the collision caused the southbound vehicle to leave the roadway and overturn upon impact with
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Three rock solid generations at Sanford Stone

Posted: Friday, Aug 29th, 2014
TEMPLETON -- Dave Sanford smiles as he tells the story of the beginnings of Sanford Stone. "The way it started was really a fluke," he says. His father, Dan Sanford, was a Captain at the Las Tables Forestry Station west of Templeton after serving as a Navy radioman in World War II. Dan and his crew at the
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Childrenís LEGO sculptures fill childrenís library

Posted: Friday, Aug 29th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- The landscape of the Paso Robles Library children's services changes throughout the year, and its current world is inhabited by Legos.
Short, small, big and tall, they're everywhere but just through the weekend, so families looking for some fun and inspiration to take home -- this is the time.
As part of the library's summer reading program,
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Three vie for Top Chef title

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Two local chefs are taking on two-time champion Chef Alex Martin
in The Wellness Kitchen's Third Annual Top Chef Competition Sept. 18.
Martin owns Crush Catering, while his opponents Jacob Lovejoy cooks for Cass Winery and Nick Otto cooks for Villa Creek.
All three are feeling the pressure of their Sept. 18 competition, but the chefs are
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Water bill moves to governorís desk

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
SACRAMENTO -- After many months of debate and revision, a bill that would help form a local water district moves beyond the state Assembly and Senate and goes before the governor.
AB 2453, authored by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian, passed the Senate Aug. 13 and the Assembly Aug. 18. The bill, if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, would allow a petition
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Paso PD conducts high-risk stop in downtown

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- A burglary in Atascadero Saturday night lead to a high-risk traffic stop in downtown Paso Robles Sunday in front of Thomas Hill Organics.
Atascadero Police Commander Joe Allen said there was a burglary reported in Atascadero that involved the theft of a safe that contained a gun, pepper spray, money and other items.
When Atascadero detectives came
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Bonds in agriculture trump drought conditions

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Ask any farmer: The drought has wrought havoc on local land, crops and animals. Although far from "new" news, the reality continues to adversely affect the livelihood of thousands working within the Central Coast agricultural industry.
Fifth-generation rancher Will Woolley, who owns Templeton Hills Beef alongside
his wife, Darian Buckles, and business partner Alton Emery, may have
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Explore Templeton history at museum

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
TEMPLETON -- There is a rich history to delve into here on the Central Coast and in Templeton anyone can be transported back in time. All it takes is a trip to the Templeton Historical Museum Society where a docent will show anyone around for free from 1-4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Museum Director Darrell Radford takes great pleasure in
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Eberle Winery well a no-go

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- It was bad news for Eberle Winery Tuesday when the city council voted 3-2 against approving a permit to drill a new well at the winery.
The bad news also hit Filipponi & Thompson Drilling, Inc. that played a part in causing the denial because of what Doug Filipponi said was a clerical error.
When Eberle
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City to rewrite fortune-telling ordinance

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- When San Luis Obispo fortune teller Sherry Merino approached the Paso Robles City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday about opening up shop in the downtown, it became apparent that the city's standing ordinance was severely out of date.
The 1959 code lists rules for fortune tellers, clearly written to keep that kind of business out of
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Heritage Ranch resident needs a service dog

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Dominique Fouarge, 20, of Heritage Ranch, suffers from a condition called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, or AMC, and though she could use a little help from her friends, she dances, works, studies and lives pretty much like everyone else.
Arthrogryposis refers to the development of fixed joints that affect more or multiple areas of the body before birth,
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Police seize quarter pound of heroin

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- After several weeks of investigation, the Atascadero Police Department's Street Detective Team served several search warrants in the City of Paso Robles Saturday night and seized the second-largest amount of heroin in the department's history, said Police Commander Joe Allen Monday.
Allen says the department arrested five individuals in Paso Robles Saturday, three of which were arrested
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Pioneer Day gets dose of 125th Anniversary gusto

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Pioneer Day will take on a dazzling sheen this year as the city's 125th Anniversary Celebration adds a beer garden,bake off, old-fashioned kids' games and more to the time-honored event, slated for Oct. 11.
Paso Robles Tourism Coordinator Shonna Howenstine said the additions will contribute a celebratory sparkle without compromising any beloved Pioneer Day Parade traditions like
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Olive oils flow in Downtown City Park

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- If grocery store olive oils are considered an upper-end product, then the oils at the 11th Annual Olive Festival are nectar straight from the gods. The flavors are rich and varied with nuances of other oils infused into some.
Of the thousands who gathered in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park, visitors ranged from connoisseurs to those
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New Paso school superintendent signs contract

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- New Paso Robles school district Superintendent Chris Williams signed on the dotted line and officially started working at Tuesday's board meeting.
The board unanimously ratified Williams' contract and ushered in a new era for the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, replacing Dr. Kathleen McNamara. Some would argue McNamara's tenure was a roller coaster ride that saw
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Incumbent Hamon runs for his council seat

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Paso Robles City Councilman John Hamon is running for re-election.
Hamon has served on the council for eight years, and is running for another term, he said, because he considers it "an honor and privilege to serve my fellow Roblans."
Hamon is a fourth-generation resident of the Central Coast and a Paso Robles businessman with Hamon Overhead
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From camper to counselor

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Volunteering after school can be a huge commitment, but Paso Robles High School senior Shelby Havel takes it one step further by volunteering her summer. Havel, who attended Camp Hapitok during the summers of 2006 and 2007, returned this year to be a counselor.
Camp Hapitok, in San Luis Obispo, is a camp for elementary-aged
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People of Paso: Jim Steaffens

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
People of Paso is a new Paso Robles Press feature showing the faces of Paso Robles residents and visitors and finding out a little bit about them. This week's feature is brought to you by PRP interns Amy Cantrell and Carly Cargill.

Question: If you could be any age for a week, what would it be and why?

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Textbooks approved for school year

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- At Tuesday's regular school board meeting, the board of trustees approved the addition of a Calculus BC course to the Paso Robles High School catalog of classes; a revised Local Control and Accountability Plan and budget; and a declaration of need for fully qualified educators.
PRHS Principal Randall Nelson gave the presentation on the Calculus
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Cruizers Car Show Saturday in Atascadero

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- This Saturday nearly 200 classic cars will be lined up beneath the shade trees at Atascadero Lake Park for the 25th Annual Mid-State Cruizers Car Show and club president Duane Powell says the show is a perfect opportunity to take a stroll down memory lane.
"Come out and see what has been achieved by these individuals through
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PR City Council supports water plan

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- The Paso Robles City Council voted 4-0 in support of forming a locally controlled water district at its regular meeting last week.
City staff led by Paso Robles City Manager Jim App, presented information asking the council to consider supporting the formation of a locally managed water district in parallel with a Joint Powers of Authority that
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WINEMAKERSí COOKOFF

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
The Paso Robles Rotary's 16th Annual Winemakers' Cookoff showed off the wine and culinary expertise of local wineries and chefs. The rotary
announced the following award winners for the 2014 Winemakers' Cookoff held Aug. 9†at the Paso Robles Event Center.†All proceeds from the event benefit local high school scholarships. Thanks to the event, The Paso Robles Rotary contributed $30,000 to
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Meet new PRJUSD leader today at meeting

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Tonight the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District School Board will host its final meeting before the start of the 2014-15 school year and introduce its newest leader.
According to school board president Katy Griffin this is going to be a busy meeting and will include ratification of the contract for new Superintendent
Chris Williams. The open
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Grange supports Paso Robles

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
The Paso Robles Grange 555 has been supporting the community in a big way for generations, and recently cooked all the food for the annual Breakfast in the Park.
Volunteers arose at 4 a.m. to get themselves to the Grange kitchen. Some prep work was done the day before the pancake breakfast, but when all was said and done, 18
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Mobile marijuana to continue in Paso Robles

Posted: Friday, Aug 8th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Paso Robles will continue to allow mobile marijuana dispensaries to operate throughout the city, but that decision didn't come until after some heated moments at the regular city council meeting Tuesday.
Eighteen Central Coast residents -- not all from Paso Robles -- approached the podium asking the Paso Robles City Council to allow the dispensaries to continue
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PRJUSD hires next leader

Posted: Friday, Aug 8th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- After careful and robust deliberations, which included a rigorous and inclusive selection process involving school district staff and members of the community, the Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Chris Williams to lead the District as the next Superintendent of Paso Robles Public Schools.
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Monn no longer with district

Posted: Friday, Aug 8th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Former ag teacher Jeremy Monn is no longer employed by the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, according to a press release issued Thursday.
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TVF opens new stand

Posted: Friday, Aug 8th, 2014
TEMPLETON -- Fresh farm vegetables, fruit, flowers, eggs and honey -- all of nature's bounty -- can be found at Templeton Valley Farms new farm stand on Climbing Tree Road in Templeton.
They offer more than just the farm stand experience. Anyone can come and harvest their food.
To join in on the farm-to-table experience, the new stand is
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