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Looking Back: Supervisors pass resolution closing county hospitals to paying patients

  Excerpt from the Saturday, April 4, 1936, Paso Robles Times: Only persons who are financially unable to afford hospitalization elsewhere, or who have met […] Full Article

Looking Back: The day no one mentioned the city’s 57th birthday

–Excerpts from the March 13, 1946, Paso Robles Journal: At the Side of the Road With Arem Dee Well, well, well . . . Paso […] Full Article

Looking Back: Paso Roblans in January 1919 as the Spanish Flu was winding down

‘If our city Trustees would have the streets sprinkled with sulphur water we believe it would entirely eradicate the disease’ Excerpts from the Paso Robles […] Full Article

Looking Back to 1931: Eyewitnesses describe gang battle, hijacking

Excerpt from the Thursday, January 1, 1931 issue: Blazing Guns at San Miguel Peril Citizens Two Men Wounded in Suspected Hijacking Try; Car Left Here […] Full Article

Looking Back: Paso Robles officers share their LA riot stories

Four of Paso Robles’ finest join a huge emergency force to save the City of Angels –Excerpt from Country News, May 6, 1992 By Scott […] Full Article

Looking Back: How to Make Influenza Masks

Excerpt from the Friday, October 25, 1918 issue of the Paso Robles Leader –The Red Cross has issued directions for the home manufacture of influenza […] Full Article

Looking Back: Will Start Census Work

Excerpt from the Saturday, January 17, 1920 Paso Robles Star Delay in Arrival of Supplies Prevents Work From Being Started Before Mayor Gates Asks Co-Operation of All That Full Report May Be Had The work of gathering census figures will commence in the city of Paso Robles next Monday morning. This work should have […] Full Article

Looking Back: Local Post Office Finishes Greatest Year In History

Excerpt from the Saturday, January 4, 1936 Paso Robles Times Preliminary figures of the business of the Paso Robles Post Office for the calendar year […] Full Article

Looking Back: Snow and Rain Lash District

Excerpt from the Shopping News, December 31, 1936 Tree Crushes Roof of House in Yule Storm Agriculture is Benefited by the First Big Rain of […] Full Article

Looking Back: Two Little Girls with Very Generous Hearts

Excerpt from The Moon, Saturday, December 17, 1892 A letter to Santa Claus from Edna and Venia Miner of Adelaide Adelaide, Dec. 13, 1892 Santa […] Full Article