Published Aug. 4, 2014 A mythical grave that inspired endless hours of childhood make-believe, a filled-in goldfish pond from the 1940s, and a quaint spot for lovebirds of years past to sit hand-in-hand. The 100 or so stones placed in the shape of a heart around a tree in Paso Robles’ Downtown City Park brought many a tale last week after local dad Matt Browne posted a photo about it on Facebook following a play date with his son. “I…

Published: Jan. 30, 2013 Second Chance at Love Humane Society founder Cheri Lucas beamed on a recent morning as she trekked through her expansive Templeton property, a large group of rescue pups padding faithfully behind her. “All these guys have their own little story,” she said as she walked, motioning to her diverse entourage of four-legged friends. Among them was Sandor, a sleek blond greyhound-lab mix with a slender snout and soulful eyes. Lucas flew him home from Spain two years ago…

Published: Aug. 07, 2012 When Paso Robles resident Mercedes Becerra learned last month that she had just won a trip to outer space, she didn’t believe it. “I’m just so wowed,” the 35-year-old stay-at-home mom told The Tribune recently. “I get to go to space and see the view and tell the kids that I got to see this beautiful creation … I’ll definitely be appreciative of that beautiful scene.” Becerra scored the golden ticket, which normally retails for $95,000,…