UPDATED -11/27/2021   

 

C.S. Smith Sporting Goods
C.S. SMITH SPORTING GOODS

Smith's Sporting Goods was a great place to go as a kid. You didn't need much money to buy a gag gift or shotgun shells.




Bickell's
BICKELL'S STATIONERY STORE

   Not a good place to take your date, but we nerd types loved to browse the aisles.


How 'Bout a Mud Bath?
 SULFUR BATHS

Paso Robles was famous for the 'healing' hot springs in the area. Here is the bath house downtown at 11th and Pine Street.

 


Is This Dave Rowe's Old Woody?
PASO ROBLES INN

With a long history of beauty, service and great food, the Paso Robles Inn is just one of the city's wonderful landmarks.


PASO ROBLES HISTORY

Your pictorial guide to Paso's colorful past. Written by local authors, it's available at Amazon.com where you can see sample pages.

 


 

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."
- Cherokee Proverb -

"Never miss a good chance to shut up."
- Texas Bix Bender -

"The government of the United States, under Lyndon Johnson, proposes to concern itself over the quality of American life. And this is something very new in the political theory of free nations.  The quality of life has heretofore depended on the quality of human beings who gave tone to that life, and they were its priests and its poets, not its bureaucrats."
- William F. Buckley, Jr. -

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy."
- Winston Churchill -

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
– President John Adams -
1789

"Progress has brought us both unbounded opportunities and unbridled difficulties. Thus, the measure of our civilization will not be that we have done much, but what we have done with that much. I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism. The thought of modern industry in the hands of Christian charity is a dream worth dreaming. The thought of industry in the hands of paganism is a nightmare beyond imagining. The choice between the two is upon us."
- Theodore Roosevelt -

"To silence criticism is to silence freedom."
- Sidney Hook, 1951 -

 

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Paso's Karate School
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Ain't there a poet lariat around?
Someone to put this ol' horse town
Right on the map where it oughta be,
So all them city-slickered dudes can see
We're just as dad-blamed 
cultured . . . Yesiree!

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Long May It Wave

* (27th)  Volunteers serve 1500 meals for this Thanksgiving tradition started 37 years ago.

* (27th)  The minimum 500 signatures have been obtained to put Cameron LeClair on the School Board as a high school student trustee.

* (27th)  Just where is Paso Robles, you may be asking.

* (27th)  Today is Small Shop Saturday - an opportunity for you to support your local businesses. But you should be doing that every day of the year.

* (27th)  The local Nutcracker Ballet celebrates its 25th year.

* (27th)  Paso couple enjoys their 72nd anniversary of wedded bliss.

* (27th)  Paso's Pioneer Day Parade will be the big event to see and enjoy on October 9th. Bean feed following. Be sure to visit the History Museum displays in the old Carnegie Library in the park. Then head to the fun at the Pioneer Museum on Riverside Avenue.

* (27th)  Lake Nacimiento's water level is still dropping to near record levels.

* (27th)  The Air Force's 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron recently evaluated their Paso Robles based facility. All is quiet on the western front.

* (27th)  Yes, a real live bear was seen on Panorama Drive in Paso last week. The last sighting was in 2018.

* (27th)  Congratulations to Reily Lowry and Maddie Hurstak, Bearcat Athletes of the Week.

* (27th)  Travel and Leisure Magazine name Paso Robles one of the top ten places to retire.

* (27th)  A spaceport in Paso? Who woulda thunk it?

* (27th)  The famous Paderewski Festival will begin
November 5 in the Park Ballroom. That's on my birthday, but you don't have to send a card.

* (14th)  Paso's current Chief of Police Ty Lewis has been chosen to play a new role as City Manager.

* (14th)  Local restaurant parklets will soon reach their expiration date.

* (14th)  Karyl Lammers praises the Hometown.

* (14th)  The Paso Robles school board votes to reject certain aspects of Critical Race Theory.

* (14th)  Lawyers for the homeless may soon be visiting the City Fathers. See the last paragraph of this article. 

* (14th)  This year's Mid-State Fair has been a resounding success, in spite of modified Covid protocols.

* (14th)  The incompetent "dunderheads" on the local School Board are the subject of Galen Evan's letter to the editor:  

* (14th)  Gary Brown pleads with the couple who wants to leave Paso to stay (see letter to the editor referenced above).

* (19th)  The California Mid-State Fair returns to Paso Robles this weekend.

* (19th)  The almost daily effort to rid the Salinas River of homeless trash has yielded over 7.5 tons of debris at a cost of $75,000. And that's only in the first half of this year.

* (19th)  This website purposely steers clear of crime reporting. However, we do want to post this article on recent crime statistics.

* (19th)  Exchange student host families are needed again this year.

* (19th)  Local renters who are still affected by Covid-19 shutdowns can apply for assistance.

* (19th)  Most every city has a list of famous folk who have a connection with their town, even Paso Robles.

* (19th)  Over 200 kids showed up to play ball on the Opening Day of this year's Junior Giants season.

* (19th)  Did you know Paso Robles is "highly racially integrated?"

* (26th)  New development construction east of Sherwood Acres will pose a health threat.

* (26th)  Attention all you quilters out there! Orange Dot Quilts is opening July 1.

* (26th)  The move to BAN teaching Critical Race Theory in Paso schools meets strong opposition.

* (26th)  The Paso Robles Post Office may be named in honor of Reverend Ruben Tate, Jr., late pastor of 2nd Baptist Church.

* (26th)  The thrill of the hunt guarantees vibrant antique sales in Paso.

* (26th)  Vandalism ruins the student garden at Lewis Middle School. Still looking for the coward(s) who did it.

* (26th)  The Today Show invites millions to make Paso Robles a summer destination.

* (29th)  The former Boys' School may soon be replaced with commercial development, including - you guessed it - another hotel.

* (29th)  With the pandemic recession, local concerts will continue this summer in downtown Paso.

* (29th)  Feeling rich? Now is your chance to buy your very own winery - at auction prices.

* (29th)  The complicated and confusing "water bank" idea for the county will place control into the hands of the "bankers."

* (29th)  We congratulate the Bearcat Athletes of the Week

* (29th)  SLO County Memorial Day events won't be as hindered this year.

* (29th)  Congratulations to Tim Alvord, Paso's Roblan of the Month! Way to go, coach!

* (29th)  Offshore wind power generation is becoming a reality - northwest of Morro Bay. 

* (26th)  "It's fine to wear boots and a hat to a five-star spot." Country Living magazine places Paso Robles in their top 10 list of best small towns in America.

* (26th)  Limited public attendance at local sporting events announced. Except for golf. You can't watch golfers golfing, no way no how.

* (26th)  The sin of anti-culturism and anti-skincolorism  will be added to the high school curriculum as part of the continuing effort to teach kids to "love your neighbor as yourself." Kind of like a course on what Jesus said, but without God in the picture.

* (26th)  Congratulations to Ceci Martinez, Paso's athlete of the week.

* (26th)  Headhunters Barber Shop is closing after 58 years of jawing with customers and cutting tons of hair. Great article!

* (27th)  2021 street repair projects are announced - both of them.

* (27th)  Some sixth graders heading back to school.

* (27th)  Local educators and staff will receive vaccinations beginning March 1.

* (27th) Recalling the Governor ballot issue going swimmingly. Many local residents thrilled.

* (27th)  City Council sets goals for 2021-2022.

* (27th)  San Miguel is seeing an increase in population and invites visitors.

* (6th)  Winifred Pifer School closes its doors due to a number of staff Covid-19 cases.

* (6th)  Local sewer rates may almost double by 2025.

* (6th)  Twelve five to eight year-olds are welcome to learn the art of art at a six-week course taught by local artist Mindy Dierks.

* (6th)  Let your voice be heard - the City wants to know your opinion in this Survey.

* (6th)  Three Roblan athletes sign letters of intent as they begin their college careers.

* (6th)  The Mid-State Fair planners forge ahead, but opening to the public is still a question.

* (6th)  The second virtual Live Oak Music Festival is slated for June via radio.

January

* (16th)  The Land Conservancy has purchased Santa Rita Ranch to preserve its 1700 acres to protect flora and fauna for future generations to enjoy.

* (16th)  Paso Robles initiates its "Keep it Local" program to help local businesses.

* (16th)  Paso school board will add Spanish interpreters to its meetings.

* (16th)  Atascadero's Rebecca Berg is the current local star after a big win on the Wheel of Fortune game show.

* (16th)  Proud patriots wave flags in support of law enforcement, the President and secession.

* (16th)  The City Planning Commission is seeking new members.

* (16th)  2020 in review: Article highlights top local events.

 

 

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