• ‘Clutter-to-Cash’ Yard Sale is April 20

    Templeton’s Annual Community-wide Yard Sale Clutter to Cash is back. Over 75-100 garage and yard sales will be held throughout the community starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 20.

  • Sudbrink Memorial Scholarship Dinner is May 3

    The Shelby Sudbrink Memorial Scholarship Foundation's Third Annual Dinner and Auction event on Friday, May 3. Shelby Cora Sudbrink left this world too soon after an automobile accident on Jan. 6, 2017.

  • Twin Cities Community Hospital offering free ‘Stop the Bleed’ courses

    The teams at Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center are utilizing the “Stop the Bleed” program to help educate the community on how to save lives. Sierra Vista is verified as a Level III Trauma Center and is San Luis Obispo County’s designated Trauma Center.

  • Winemaker dinners benefit Wellness Kitchen

    The Wellness Kitchen (TWK) and Resource Center’s big annual event is the Top Chef Competition and Fundraiser. Local chefs from San Luis Obispo county go “head-to-head” in a timed competition similar to the popular Food Network TV show “Chopped.” While there remains only one Top Chef Competition in the Fall of 2019, three different wineries will host a showcase dinner throughout the year featuring a guest chef of their choice who will create a menu paired with the host winery’s selection. Each dinner will still meet the dietary standards of The Wellness Kitchen by being dairy-free and gluten-free, organic, seasonal, and as llocally sourced as much as possible.

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Peoples' Self-Help Housing gets families into new homes

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing threw a block party for the Mission Gardens neighborhood in San Miguel on Friday, March 8, welcoming 10 new low-income homeowners to town. Each received the keys to the new home they helped build on Wimer Way and a gift basket. “It’s almost like it’s not real,” said single-mother Yvette Nevarez, who is ready to stop renting a home in Shandon and looking forward to decorating her new home.

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Positive signs for PRJUSD finances; new Paso Robles High principal named

The takeaways from Paso Robles Joint Unified School District’s “Second Interim” financial report Tuesday was that the District remains on track, but there’s still a great deal of work and tough decisions ahead. The report represents all known and actual information from July 1, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2019 for the current budgeted revenues and expenditures for the unrestricted and restricted budgets, according to PRJUSD Chief Busines Officer Brad Pawloski explained.

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Sensorio Project: Light display to open May 19 at Airport and Dry Creek roads

The Sensorio Project, a 380-acre experiential event and exhibit center currently under construction off of Highway 46 East out of Paso Robles is getting ready for their first major interactive exhibit in May.

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Bearcats outpace Hounds in pool

PASO ROBLES — The one and only swim meet that will be held in the North County this spring was on Wednesday afternoon at the Municipal Pool in Paso Robles as the Bearcats welcomed the Atascadero Hounds for their first dual meet of the year. Due to space restrictions and technical difficulties, both teams are forced to go on the road this season for all their meets from here on out, but the Bearcats shined in their one opportunity to perform in front of their friends and family.

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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge performing at CMSF

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge are co-headlining on Thursday night, July 18, of the California Mid-State Fair. The 7:30 p.m. concert will take place in the Chumash Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center with Etheridge performing first, followed by Benatar & Giraldo.

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Sheriff’s Office seeks state OHV grant application, public input

COUNTY — The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is currently in the preliminary stages of applying for a California Department of Parks Off-Highway Grant. The grant title is “The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office Off-Highway Team.” The grant will be utilized to add critical equipment to better serve the off-highway community in San Luis Obispo County. The equipment will allow team members the ability to perform off-highway enforcement and education of the OHV Laws throughout the county of San Luis Obispo, in addition to being able to help with search and rescue missions should the need arise.

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Museum powers education and play with solar

PASO ROBLES — The Children’s Museum’s interactive displays, air blowers that send plastic balls whizzing through the air, and anything that uses electricity, will now be powered by a 15.2 kW clean solar energy system installed by the local solar energy company A.M. Sun Solar. “Our mission at A.M. Sun Solar is to ‘grow communities with the power of the sun,’” said Glen Covert, a partner at A.M. Sun Solar. “Installing the 15.2 kW solar system on the Children’s Museum was the perfect opportunity to do that. We reached out to our suppliers and were able to get the equipment at cost for the installation. We also cut all of the profit out of the project and are raising even more in March to give back to the museum. We couldn’t be more excited about saving the Children’s Museum money and supporting the important work they do for the community.”

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Paso helps lifeguards prepare for summer

PASO ROBLES — The City of Paso Robles will host a free information session on Wednesday, March 13, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Pool, 600 Nickerson Dr., for those ages 15 and older to learn more about working as a lifeguard or in the pool office this summer at one of the City’s two aquatics complexes. During the open house, City Pool Manager Nelson Zuniga will take attendees on a tour the Centennial Park aquatics facility and offer a presentation featuring information about the City’s hiring process for summer aquatics staff, the physical requirements for becoming a lifeguard and a day in the life of a lifeguard. There will be a question-and-answer session with Zuniga following the presentation.

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Twin Cities Community Hospital seeking community members to serve on Patient and Family Advisory Council

TEMPLETON — Twin Cities Community Hospital is seeking community members to serve on its Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). The council is instrumental in sharing perspectives, feedback and solutions in an effort to improve the overall patient experience. “The Patient and Family Advisory Council is a vital component to Twin Cities Community Hospital. We believe partnering with patients and families directly improves the planning, delivery and evaluation of healthcare, which is the key to excellent patient care,” said Carrie Vucasovich, RN, Director of Patient Experience at Twin Cities. “Input and involvement from the communities we serve provides important feedback to our programs and services.”

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Alleged sightings of missing Scot in North County

NORTH COUNTY — According to multiple social media posts and talk from North County residents, a presumed missing Scottish man may be in the area. He reportedly made his rounds in the communities of San Miguel, Paso Robles, and Atascadero trying to sell leftover asphalt to residents. Kim Gordon, 54, allegedly went missing on Monday, Feb. 25, after swimming on Monastery beach in Carmel in Monterey County. According to officials his 17-year-old son, made a 911 call and said that his father went swimming in the dark but never came back. After an extensive search by the Monterey County dive team, they found no evidence of Gordon.

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    Commentary: Don’t forget your umbrella

    Before I dive into this month’s article, I want to pause to thank everyone that has shown overwhelming support for the Chamber team and I. It is incredible how many of you have reached out to me to show your support as I stepped in as your Interim CEO for the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce. Knowing that such wonderful people are in OUR communities and really care, I know the incoming CEO will be amazed just as I have.

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    Letters to the Editor 3-22-19

    Letter writer this week calls for inspections of nuclear generating plants.

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    Recipes from the Heart: St. Patrick's Day

    I got to thinking about St. Patrick’s Day when I turned to March on my calendar. I was thumbing through my collection of little Irish cookbooks and it occurred to me that there were so many recipes for potato dishes, or for using potatoes in conjunction with vegetables, lamb, beef, or poultry, as a secondary addition.

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    Letters to the Editor 3-15-19

    This week's letter writer has more information on climate change.

  • Opinion

    Commentary: More a than just a band teacher

    I am writing to the community to hear my voice. Another great teacher and role model for our Paso Robles high school students has been dismissed. The Paso Robles High School administration along with the school board will not be renewing the contract for Mr. McDonald, an amazing band teacher. Mr. McDonald is more than just a band teacher. His passion for each student he teaches truly makes a difference in their lives.

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    Letters to the Editor 3-8-19

    This week letter writers take aim at a local columnist and his stance on climate change. Some agree with him and some do not.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Templeton Recreation Concerts in the Park Summer 2019 lineup announced

    The Templeton Community Services District released its line-up for the 20th annual Templeton Recreation Concerts in the Park series. The 11 bands selected represent a diverse mix of music including rock, county, blues, funk, folk, R&B, reggae, and pop that organizers say will appeal to everyone.

  • News

    Bank of the Sierra awards $25K in grants to non-profits in coastal markets during fourth quarter

    PORTERVILLE — Bank of the Sierra announced Monday that $25,000 was given to seven nonprofits in the bank’s coastal markets during the fourth quarter. The bank awards $1,000-$5,000 grants to 15-20 non-profit organizations each quarter as part of its Sierra Grant program. Overall in the fourth quarter, Bank of the Sierra awarded a total of $59,000 to non-profits in eight counties it serves. RISE San Luis Obispo County will use a Sierra Grant to support participation in Camp HOPE America. This camping and mentoring program offers healing to children and adults who have been impacted by family violence. Grant funds will pay for accommodations, meals, and programs for several campers, counselors, site coordinators, and more.

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