Category: Business

Hiring and Retaining Employees in Paso Robles

In Paso Robles, our unemployment rate is around 3 percent. That may sound like a good thing as nearly everyone who wants a job has one but this can be frustrating for employers looking to fill vacant positions or expand. Over...

Paso Robles Hires New Assistant City Manager

The Paso Robles City Council confirmed Sarah Johnson-Rios as the City’s new assistant City Manager at a meeting June 18. “Sarah has demonstrated throughout her career a high level of intelligence, leadership, and...

Near Miss! A-Town Video Palace Gets a Second Chance

After 31 years John’s Video Palace almost gave up its ghost, but in movie style fashion a hero showed up out of nowhere. The Atascadero locally owned video rental store (yes, they still exist) came close to shutting its doors for good when another local business pitched in a helping hand.

North County Students at the PAC

When I first entered North County classrooms as a teacher in the late 1980s, I observed how the arts are part of a well-rounded education. Arts education refers to the disciplines of music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. Even...

San Miguel Reflections, May 2019

Old Roads Well before the advent of the railroad in 1886, rough roads crisscrossed the North SLO County as the pioneers arrived and settled. One major thoroughfare ran westward from the Estrella Plains to the Nacimiento...

Olive Festival Returns to Paso on May 4

The 16th Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival returns on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Paso Robles Downtown City Park located at Spring Street and 12th, Paso Robles. Admission is free.