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Looking Back at 1955: Nacimiento Dam water denied to SLO County

Excerpts from the Sunday, August 21, 1955 Sunday Review: –The San Luis Obispo County board of supervisors this week began looking for ways to legalize […] Full Article

Looking Back at 1930: Business prosperity predicted, Fifth Monday fools four citizens

Excerpts from the Thursday, October 2, 1930, Paso Robles Spotlight: Prosperity is seen on return by businessman Chamber secretary notes upward tendencies; normalcy soon An […] Full Article

Looking Back to 1911: No place in Paso Robles for rubbish piles

  Excerpts from Wednesday, August 23, 1911, Paso Robles Leader: Clean Up, ‘no place in Paso Robles for rubbish piles’ There’s nothing in this world […] Full Article

Looking Back: Arrest of former oil company head on grave labor complaint

  Excerpts from the Thursday, October 30, 1930, Paso Robles Spotlight: Police seize Blanton, ex-superintendent in hotel. Out on $2,000 bail. Tentative dismissal of officials […] Full Article

Looking Back: Fair ball set, scout returns from Jamboree, escapees caught sleeping in stolen car

Excerpts from the Thursday, July 13, 1950 Paso Robles Journal: August 19 set for pre-fair ball The Pre-fair dance sponsored annually by the Business and […] Full Article

Looking Back: County fair opens, Los Padres fires set record, outdoor theatre to open

Excerpt from the Wednesday, August 24, 1950, Paso Robles Journal: County fair opens today – Record crowd at first day’s show Bigger, better attractions in […] Full Article

Looking Back: City swelters under heat wave, children enjoy park, dog wears shoes

Excerpts from the July 21, 1936, Paso Robles Times: City swelters under heatwave; report prostrations -The sweltering heatwave which descended upon the central coast area […] Full Article

Notable Roblans – Famous actors and musicians of Paso Robles

Part I in a series on the most famous people from Paso Robles –Paso Robles is no stranger to the famous. In this new series, […] Full Article

Looking Back: Paso Robles Shell Station cleanest in the nation, scouts in the news

Excerpts from the June 22, 1950, Paso Robles Journal: Paso Roblan wins $100 for clean service station Paso Robles is getting a lot of valuable […] Full Article

Looking Back: Hotel night clerk dodges hurled chairs and harsh words

Excerpts from the June 16, 1936 issue of the Paso Robles Times: Kitchen ‘scrap’ brings fine to hotel engineer Hurtling chairs, harsh words, and kicking […] Full Article