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Looking Back: City Bans Bus Stop On Spring Street 

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Click here to read the full front page of the Thursday, June 22, 1950 issue of the Paso Robles Journal.

Excerpted from the Thursday, June 22, 1950 issue of the Paso Robles Journal

Council Refuses to Allot 95 Feet of Street Parking Space to Hotel

Permission to use Spring Street in front of the Paso Robles Hot Springs Hotel as the Greyhound bus stop was revoked by the city council Monday night.

Following the reading of a letter from Ned Lutz asking for a 45-foot yellow loading zone and a 50-foot red bus loading zone be established in front of the Paso Robles Hot Springs Hotel, the council, on motion of Councilman John Gerst, denied his request and notified V.M. Conrad, local Greyhound agent, that the bust stop on Spring street in front of the hotel was considered a menace to the safety of the city and prohibited, effective July 20, 1950.

This decision culminated six weeks of heated discussion in and out of council meetings following the moving of the bus terminal from its former location at 11th street.

Firemen had termed the Spring street stop a fire hazard and city police had compiled a lengthy report of infractions of regulations set up by the agreement of the city with the agent in granting the move.


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The newspaper in this column is from the digitized library of the Paso Robles Historical Society Newspaper Preservation Project.

This “Looking Back” view at Paso Robles history comes from one of the hundreds of local newspapers in the Paso Robles Area Historical Society collection. Several local newspapers, dating from the 1800s, have reported on local, national and world events, providing priceless historical views of our community that are not available from any other source. The Historical Society is seeking community support for the multi-phased Newspaper Preservation Project to help fund the transfer of these aged and fragile pages to digital images. See the society website for more information about becoming a member or donating to any phase of this project.

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