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Paso Robles Newsletter for December 15-31, 2019

Upcoming public meetings, events, classes and more. 
Holiday Safety Cehcklist

Holiday Safety

The winter holiday season is traditionally a festive and eventful time of year. Unfortunately, statistics show that incidents of home fires and electrical accidents typically increase during winter months. As a public service, here are some tips for reducing the risks this holiday season. Happy and SAFE Holidays from Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services! 

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Be Prepared for Storms

Rainfall amounts from anticipated winter storms could be significant, which could cause local flooding. City staff cleans storm drains and pipes all year to prevent flooding. If you wish to make sandbags to protect private property, the City has sand available at the City Streets Yard located at 1220 Paso Robles Street. Please make sure to bring a shovel and empty sandbags. Flood Safety Checklist

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Be a Census Taker

The US Census Bureau is hiring for the 2020 Census. They are hosting a local enumerator recruitment event at the SLO County Government Center at 1055 Monterey St in SLO on January 9, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM.  We encourage anyone interested in working as a Census enumerator to attend to obtain information and speak to the regional recruitment representative.  Details

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City Council Meetings

The Paso Robles City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the City Council Chamber at 1000 Spring Street. Next agenda

A brief overview of the items discussed is posted here the day after each meeting. You can subscribe to email updates here

Upcoming City Meetings, Forums, & Workshops

City Council Meeting
December 17, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Holiday - City Hall, Library and City Offices Closed
December 25, 2019, 8:00 AM?-?8:00 PM
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Recreation Events & Classes 

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Frozen Fun Coronation Party 

Join Queen Elsa and Princess Anna for a coronation party complete with cookies, cocoa, cider and chocolate! Princess Anna will transform participants with beautiful face painting decorations featuring a crown or reindeer. Queen Elsa will be at the craft table helping children create their own ice palace then sing along to Queen Elsa's favorite song. Fancy attire is recommended. Wednesday, December 18 from 4:00-5:30 PM Ages 3-10.  $25 registration + $10 supply fee.  Learn more and register here

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Make a Holiday Pop-Out Card

Join local artist and author Beryl Reichenberg to make a festive holiday pop-out card during this fun children's paper craft class. Plenty of art supplies will be provided. Kids under the age of six may need help from an adult. Bring your creativity and enthusiasm. Tuesday, December 17 from 3:30-5:00 PM.  Ages 6+ $5 (Adults accompanied by a child may make projects for free).  Learn more and register here.

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Video Game Animation & Design

Students will learn the basic principles of 2D game animation and how to bring a character to life through the mechanics of motion.  Learn how to plan out character designs, create a walking animation with the help of movement guides, and then import them into the game/app creation software that you’ll learn how to use.  Monday, December 30 from 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM.  Ages 9+ $80 registration + $10 supply fee.  Sibling and multiple class discounts.  Learn more and register here.
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Coding Arcade Games

Don't just play video games, make them! Learn to create a platform-style video game in HTML5, like Super Mario Bros, using introductory graphical programming software. Students will have the option to choose characters and game objects from a clip art library or create their own characters. Tuesday, December 31 from 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM.  Ages 9+ $80 registration + $10 supply fee.  Sibling and multiple class discounts.  Learn more and register here.

Mark your calendars for these special FREE holiday happenings sponsored by Paso Robles Recreation Services throughout December: 

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Mail Your Letter to Santa at Centennial Park

Santa’s elves have installed a special mailbox in the Centennial Park lobby!  Bring your children to drop off their letters to Santa between noon and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, December 2 - 20 and receive a special holiday treat for the kids directly from the North Pole.

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Holiday Hospitality Days

Join the recreation staff for seasonal holiday treats, coffee or cocoa and conversation in the Centennial Park lobby on four special days this season from 9:00 AM-6:00 PM on Tuesday, December 3; Wednesday, December 11; Thursday, December 19 and Friday, December 20.


Library Events & News

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Family Craft Day—Reindeer Photo Holders

Monday, December 16, 4:00-5:00 PM
Miss Melissa will be teaching families how to make Reindeer Photo Holders! Perfect gifts for giving this time of year, and also great to make for yourself! For ages 5-12 with their families.

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eBook Clinic with Patrick McCoy! 

Tuesday, December 17, between 4:00 - 5:20 PM 
Saturday, December 21, between 1:00 - 3:20 PM
Learn how to navigate the Library’s eLibrary collection of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines, and more! Your device (phone, tablet, or laptop) and active library card account are all you need to get started. Tech expert Patrick McCoy will provide one-on-one instruction, giving you the confidence to use your device like a pro. By appointment only. Space is limited. Registration is required. For age 16+.

Note: The library will be closed on December 25, 2019

Community Events

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Vine Street Victorian Showcase

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Vine Street from 8th - 21st

Bring the whole family to Vine Street for this annual community Christmas party tradition. Community caroling, illuminated floats, entertainers, community open houses, live music, cotton candy, free cookies and hot chocolate— it’s fun, friends and festivities! Details

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New Year's Eve in Paso Robles

There are all sorts of events happening in Paso for NYE - from comedy at Manny's to the Roaring 20's with the downtown wineries, to a ball drop at the Golf Club, to an 80's Night at the Pour House all the way to the fancy and glamorous event at Paso's only luxury resort - Allegretto Vineyard Resort. And more! Events

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Pictures from the Holiday Lighting Ceremony

If you missed out on the fun of watching Mrs. Claus lighting up the downtown and joining friends and neighbors in a 1,000-person singalong, here are a few photos. Save the date for next year! Friday, November 27, 2020 (always the day after Thanksgiving.) Photo gallery


The City is Hiring!

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Senior Water Quality Inspector

This lead position assists with implementing the City's stormwater management and Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) programs, inspects food service facilities and constructions sites, reviews plans to ensure conformance with city codes, standards, approved plans, and water quality regulations.  Performs related duties as required. Details

Application Deadline: Friday, January 3, 2020

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Police Officer

Under general supervision and in cooperation with the community, perform law enforcement and crime prevention work to provide for the safety of the public. Patrols a designated area of the City in a radio-equipped car, motorcycle, or on foot, for the prevention of crime and enforcement of traffic laws and regulations; performs other related duties as required or assigned. Details (Ongoing hiring)

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Police Officer Recruit

This is a non-sworn, training-level classification in the Police Department. Recruits do not have police officer powers or authority. Incumbents will assume non-sworn duties within the department and attend a P.O.S.T. Certified Academy, approximately 6 months in length. Upon graduation and award of the Academy Basic Certificate, the incumbent may be appointed to and sworn in as a Police Officer. Details (Ongoing hiring)

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