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A mother and child reunion, 71 years in the making

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….

Paso Robles historical society recovering 19th century negatives

Since August, Paso de Robles Area Historical Society volunteers have been revealing faces from the Central Coast’s affluent and minority families in a collection of 2,000 glass-plate negatives. They are the work of late photographer Richard “R.J.” Arnold.

Experts say the negatives — the largest collection of historical items the Paso Robles society has ever received — help weave an intricate tale of the county’s wealthy and cultured past through the faces of those who inhabited the area so long ago….

How did this heart get in the downtown Paso Robles park?

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…

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…

Soldier’s wallet, lost in the 1950s, is found at Camp Roberts

Gems of the past tucked neatly into the folds and pockets of a caramel leather bifold that has survived the passage of time by being hidden away until now contained enough clues to find the Camp Roberts soldier who lost it nearly 60 years ago during the Korean War….

Paso Robles’ old Fox Theatre in search of a second act

Published Jan. 31, 2015  Kerry Drennan remembers being a young boy in the 1950s, peering over a wooden railing from the balcony seats at Paso Robles’ Fox Theatre and seeing many of his favorite films projected onto the big screen below….

News boys return to Camp Roberts

Published Oct. 4, 2014  With gentle hands, retired Master Sgt. Joe Martinez put on his decades-old apron — a wisp of thin, cream-colored cotton, the last physical reminder of a boyhood spent earning a few extra pennies for his rural San Miguel family during World War II….

North County homeless benefactor has eye on permanent home

Published: Dec. 22, 2012 A puff of yarn bobbed atop 3-year-old Tylar Johnson’s knitted winter cap as she weaved through a cluster of people sorting through coats spilling from an oversized plastic bag….

Templeton dog rescuer takes her animal skills to TV with dog whisperer Cesar Millan

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…