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Arrests made in San Miguel death

Posted: Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014
SAN MIGUEL -- Two off-duty corrections officers were arrested Thursday and charged with voluntary manslaughter in connection to the death of Alvaro Medrano, 54, of San Miguel.
According to a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department press release, Medrano
was killed during a fight with Travis Woolf, 36, of San Miguel and Sergio Aranda, 35, of Salinas outside the Elkhorn
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Adult, juvenile face drug charges

Posted: Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Brandon Michael Loewen, 19, of Paso Robles was arrested Friday and charged with possession of stolen property, a felony; sales of narcotics,a felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia,a misdemeanor.
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Driving force for annual parade

Posted: Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014
Dottie Reiff, 85, is not a frilly sort of Pioneer Day Queen. No, not by a long shot.
Never one to shy away from hard work or a bit of mud, the lifelong cowgirl is proud of her Paso Robles roots as well as her contributions to the annual event.
More than a decade ago, Reiff began assembling mule and
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School board meeting Tuesday

Posted: Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District will meet Tuesday
night in its regular meeting that looks to be free of controversy.
The school board will meet at 6 p.m. in the Paso Robles Public Schools board room at the administration building located at 800 Niblick Road.
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City 125th birthday party at the library

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
The Paso Robles Library threw a birthday party Saturday that was well attended by 3-8-year-olds ready to meet a children's author, decorate cupcakes, sign a card and get temporary tattoos.
The event surrounded the city's 125th anniversary and included the children's writer Elizabeth Spurr who read her book, "The World's Biggest Birthday Cake."
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Governor signs bill to allow water district

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed a groundwater management bill this week that pushes the Paso Robles region one step closer to forming a locally controlled water district.
AB 2453, authored by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian, passed the Senate Aug. 13 and the Assembly Aug. 18. It will allow a petition to create a local water district. Formation of a
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Cuesta campus college night

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- The San Luis Obispo Community Foundation will be putting on its third annual College Night at the San Luis Obispo Cuesta campus on Nov. 3.
"The purpose of the California College Nights is to provide California high school students, parents, counselors and other interested persons a setting where information and guidance concerning California higher education opportunities can
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Maddy shares her cancer experience

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
SAN MIGUEL -- A sea of golden shirts filled the schoolyard at Almond Acres Charter School Friday, all in support of their classmate, 6-year-old Madelyn Gonzalez who is back in school this year after fighting leukemia since last October.
Her fight continues, but the prognosis is good for the young student who, in her speech to the school, talked mainly
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Longtime resident running for PR council

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Jim Reed is critical of the current Paso Robles City Council's work, saying families haven't been a priority -- he hopes to change that by running for a seat in the Nov. 4 election, he said.
"Well, after living in this city so long, it used to be a nice, wonderful place to live and it's not
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The Rabbit Hole serves Rabbit Ridge wines in a room where the focus is on fun

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014

Above, a 50-pound paper maché Cheshire Cat head by artist Megan Copher hangs above the crowd at The Rabbit Hole, Paso Robles' newest tasting room, serving Rabbit Ridge Wines and located at 1244 Pine St., #B. The tasting room is expected to open any day. At left is part of the wine-serious and people-playful group at The Rabbit Hole.
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School board candidates state their cases

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- The Paso Robles School Board election Nov. 4 is going to be a tough one for voters with five candidates vying for three seats.
That's happening, in the face of the district's recent hard times with budget woes that often caused thick tension between teachers, parents, students and administration.
Teachers were sometimes on the verge of
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No suspects in San Miguel death

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
SAN MIGUEL -- A man in his mid 50s, Alvaro Medrano, reportedly died after a fight at the Elkhorn Bar in San Miguel Sunday night.
At 10:44 p.m. Sunday, sheriff's deputies responded to a report of "a fight in progress between two groups of people that began in front of the Elkhorn Bar … When deputies arrived, they found a
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Saturday show sets off powerhouse season for Dale Evers

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- It is a season that bears the weight of art, celebrity and thought-provoking ideas as Dale Evers launches his event-filled fall with a show in his studio and design showroom Saturday.
Evers is opening his studio to the public from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, giving full access to his unique pieces that include
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Rock-and-rollers play for the children tonight

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
SAN MIGUEL -- Three rock bands are singing for the children tonight at The Ranch in San Miguel.
Organizer and musician Shawn Logan said he was simply interested in helping children when the idea first started to evolve.
"I had found out that September was national childhood cancer awareness month; I was thinking about doing a show at The Ranch
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Through guts, grit and giggles, Girl Scouts makes a difference in girls’ lives

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Girl Scouts changes lives -- builds confidence, teaches skills, makes meaningful friendships -- and the Central Coast group is looking for volunteers who want to play a part in making a difference.
"For many, a sit-upon, a round of Make New Friends, or fly-up wings may not carry any meaning, but to thousands of girls who are
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Library gets new book drop

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Their toddler arms filled with books, Paso Robles' youngest
library patrons took a very short trip Friday -- from the children's library to the brand new book drop installed in the parking lot.
During Friday's storytime, parents and their tots were treated to the extra adventure.
Once Cappy Culver, known to the children as Ms. Cappy, read
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Three PRJUSD board seats open

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Three seats on the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District are up for re-election with two incumbents running, one stepping down and three newcomers challenging.
The three seats up for election are currently filled by school board President Katy Griffin and trustees Field Gibson and Jay Packer.
Griffin and Gibson are the incumbents on the ballot for
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Small murals adorn walls of Artisan

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Captivating,thought-provoking -- and certainly tourist-attracting -- street art has hit the outside walls of one of Paso Robles's most popular downtown restaurants.
Artisan is the restaurant, and Neal Breton and Jeff Claassen are the artists with contrasting yet complimentary styles. Breton, known in part for his naked foxes, smiled when he said Artisan owner Mike Kobayashi told
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Animal abuse case goes to pre-prelim hearing

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Garret Kaplan, 24, who was charged with felony animal cruelty this spring after he was arrested in relation to an FFA steer that was set on fire at Paso Robles High School, will now be going to court in his pre-preliminary
hearing and trial-setting conference at San Luis Obispo Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
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Park Cinemas goes to the next generation­­

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
Park Cinemas has been a centerpiece in the Paso Robles community since its doors opened on Christmas day of 1997 with its début movie, "Titanic."
The man behind the movie magic is none other than John Roush, local businessman extraordinaire and life-long film fanatic. His passion for the film industry and diligence to his work has resulted in a
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Paso city council election is a contested race

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- The Nov. 4 election brings some twists as Paso Robles' mayor runs for council, a councilman runs for mayor and a total of five candidates vie for three open seats in the Paso Robles City Council race.
Mayor Duane Picanco said he wants to continue to serve the city of Paso Robles but in the slightly less
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City to share water to rural residents

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- The Paso Robles City Council voted unanimously in favor of sharing its water with rural residents at its regular meeting Tuesday.
Councilman John Hamon made the motion to share water with the contingency that the issue be revisited during the summer 2015. Mayor Pro Tem Ed Steinbeck seconded the motion that passed 4-0. Councilman Fred Strong was
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Paso Robles Press welcomes graphic designer

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Veronica Sanders has taken a long and interesting path that has recently brought her to her graphic design desk at the Paso Robles Press.
She began her journey in a land of legends being born and raised in Juneau, Alaska then left that vast state for college at The Art Institute in San Francisco where she studied
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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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Children’s LEGO sculptures fill children’s 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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