Brooke Mayo recently reconnected with the biological daughter she gave up for adoption decades ago.

Published on Sept., 7, 2013  Brooke Mayo, 89, sat at a small kitchen table in her Paso Robles home on a recent afternoon as she carefully adjusted her eyeglasses and began telling a story of the daughter she gave up for adoption in the summer of 1942. She reunited with that daughter for the first time this summer — a remarkable 71 years later. “In 1941, near Christmas, a young girl got pregnant,” she began in a somber tone. “She…

Judith Baron of Paso Robles says it’s never too late to try something new. The sentiment follows a series of impromptu life choices Baron has made over the last seven decades based on listening to herself, following her instincts and making changes even when she was met with the unknown

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, Baron has taken up violin, piano and cello lessons and immersed herself in a whole new community — symphony and music. Looking back, she says…