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Candlelight vigil for Kristin Smart happening Saturday in Paso Robles 

Candlelight vigil for Kristin Smart happening Saturday in Paso Robles–Family, friends, and supporters of the Kristin Smart family will gather in downtown Paso Robles on Saturday evening for a candlelight vigil for Kristin Smart. The vigil will start at 7 p.m. at Paso Robles Downtown City Park. This week San Luis Obispo County District Attorney charged Paul Flores with murdering Smart over 20 years ago.

There will be guests and speakers including:

  • Christopher Lambert, creator of Your Own Backyard podcast
  • Carla Clawson Hoffman, Smart family advocate, and Find Kristin Smart administrator
  • Pascoe Bowen, longtime #WarriorForKristin and activist for the cause
  • Athena Sorenson, singer
  • Robby and Marisa Johnson Cervantes, with the beautifully wrapped and decorated “Kristin Truck”
  • Robin Babb and Jackie Rivas, interpreters for the hearing impaired


SLO County News will be providing the live stream of the event for those at home.

Contributors who made this event possible include:

  • DEV1Society Inc.
  • Walmart Paso Robles
  • Kuehl-Nicolay
  • Rick Evans
  • Ashley Ray-Cone
  • Reggie Vera
  • Therese Gillan Cron
  • Trisha Butcher, host


It is the event organizers’ hope that sister cities on the Central Coast and the globe will follow suit with honoring Kristin in their hometowns. Attendees are asked to please respectively follow all COVID-19 rules and social distance.

Christopher Lambert, whose popular podcast helped bring about new evidence in this case, has had a GoFundMe set up on his behalf by friends of the Kristin Smart family to show their thanks. As of Friday morning, $1,010 of the $10,000 goal has been raised. Click here to support Lambert’s efforts. 



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