Category: Features

Life changes lead Templeton resident to music and Symphony of the Vines

Original article here. Published Oct. 23, 2015 Sixteen years ago, when Judith Baron was 57 years old, she saw a magazine ad about horses for sale in Paso Robles, prompting her to move there on a whim after devoting three decades to an architectural and interior design career in San Francisco. Now at age 73,…


Risky surgery looms for Arroyo Grande baby born with half a heart

Published Nov. 26, 2014  This Thanksgiving, the Skelton family of Arroyo Grande is weighing the profound worry of losing their 5-month-old daughter, Charlie, with the absolute gratitude of having her in their lives. On July 1, Charlie was born with half a heart. Her condition, called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, is a rare congenital birth…


Creekside discovery leads to a trove of possibilities

Published: May. 28, 2012 LaVonne Rae and Don Welsh of Templeton are unearthing a mystery. They believe a vintage car, maybe from the 1940s, is buried in a creek near their house. So far, their only guiding clue is the cool reflective gleam of a chrome bumper attached to something buried deep into the ground,…


Paso Robles woman ‘wowed’ after winning trip to outer space

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…


Mid-State Fair CEO Vivian Robertson: Her lifetime love-a-fair

Published: July, 22, 2012 (Published here) Vivian Robertson believes details matter. In the early morning hours before the California Mid-State Fair opened Wednesday, signs stacked atop the stone wall at the Main Grandstand entrance, cocktail tables missing from the grandstand skybox and dirt-packed tree planters bare of red woodchips immediately caught her eye. “When it…