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Looking Back to 1914: Students debate ‘President should be elected by direct popular vote’

Excerpts from Wednesday, February 11, 1914 Paso Robles Leader: School activities On Thursday, Feb 5th, again occurred the meeting of the Literary Society, which had […] Full Article

Looking Back to February 1936: One person killed, suspect commits suicide

Excerpts from Saturday, February 8, 1936, Paso Robles Times: Ralph Hagerman commits suicide after arrest for killing Jesse Sledge Ralph Hagerman, arrested after killing one […] Full Article

Looking Back to 1930: Electric power project to modernize two districts

  Excerpts from Tuesday, December 9, 1930 The Paso Robles Spotlight: Creston, El Pomar area electrified at the cost of $90,000 A four-page, illustrated article, […] Full Article

Looking Back to 1956: Board of Supervisors candidate charges votes were illegally counted

Excerpts from Thursday, December 27, 1956 Paso Robles Journal Coburn charges ‘surprise’ to Roland Gates – Supervisor-elect Roland Gates expressed his “surprise and concern,” Wednesday, […] Full Article

Looking Back to 1941: Heavy rains and wind damage entire coast

Excerpts from Wednesday, February 12, 1941, Paso Robles Journal – Heavy rains and raging winds have done serious damage to the entire California coast during […] Full Article

Looking Back: January 1914 storm wipes out local bridges, creates ‘a sorry wreck’

Greatest Rainfall on Record for One Month, Paso Robles Bridge Destroyed, San Miguel Impassable Excerpt from the Paso Robles Leader, Wednesday, January 28, 1914 Another […] Full Article

Looking Back to 1955: $110,000 Farmers Alliance project nears completion

Excerpts from Sunday, January 2, 1955, Sunday Review Grain loading storage, processing equipment installed in new 7-story structure Workmen today were putting the “finishing touches” […] Full Article

Best sparkling wines in Paso Robles for the holidays in 2022

–With the holiday season now upon us, we invited our local wineries to help us with their top wine recommendations. Wow, were we impressed by […] Full Article

Looking Back to 1946: Santa Claus coming for a visit on Saturday

Excerpts from November 20, 1946, The Paso Robles Journal: Patron saint of Christmas will greet children and present every guest with a bag of candy […] Full Article

Looking back to 1950: $319,000 phone project for Paso as long-distance calls rise

Excerpts from Thursday, December 7, 1950, Paso Robles Journal: Major expansion program revealed by J. E. Gooding A large increase in the number of long-distance […] Full Article