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Paso Robles Newsletter for March 15-31, 2019

You can see at a glance what is going on in our community; opportunities for public input; and upcoming meetings, public forums, and events. 

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By-District Election Maps to Be Considered by City Council 

Driven by a legal challenge, the City of Paso Robles is transitioning from an at-large election system to a by-district system. Maps have been submitted by residents and consultants and are currently available for review on our website.

City Council will consider all submitted maps on March 19, 2019 at 6:30 PMView Maps

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Downtown Parking Public Meeting

Downtown parking stakeholders, customers and residents are invited to hear parking data and a status update of the parking pilot program on March 20, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 PM.

Attendees will be asked to give input and help identify options for a permanent parking program once the pilot concludes at the end of April. Refreshments will be served.

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Short Term Rental Task Force Meetings

On February 19, 2019 the City Council requested that the Short-Term Rental Task Force review and update the draft ordinance created by the original task force and present their recommendation to the Planning Commission within 60 days. The committee will be meeting weekly on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM in the City Council Chamber at 1000 Spring Street through mid-April. Agendas 
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City Council Meeting Highlights

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.

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

Business News

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Paso Robles Relocation Guide

The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce just released a comprehensive 2019-2020 Relocation Guide. This brand new tool includes resident and business resources, maps, city demographics and more.

You can download it here, pick it up at the Visitor Center at 1225 Park Street or call 805.238.0506 for more information.

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Upcoming Business Events

The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce hosts events all year round for the benefit of business owners, employees, residents and even visitors. 2019 events include: State of North County, Tour of the Tesla Campus, Wake Up Paso, Craft Beer Tour, Women in Business, Coffee with Cross, and more. Details at

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Online Resource for Development Opportunities 

Investors and developers have a new tool for finding development properties within Paso Robles city limits, thanks to the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce.  Search by land use to be paired with available properties that match your project needs.
Upcoming City Meetings, Forums, & Workshops

Development Review Committee Meeting
March 18, 2019, 3:30 PM 
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City Council Meeting
March 19, 2019, 6:30 PM 
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Short-Term Rental Task Force Meeting
March 20, 2019, 10:00 AM 
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Downtown Parking Public Meeting
March 20, 2019, 4:00 PM 
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Development Review Committee Meeting
March 25, 2019, 3:30 PM 
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Planning Commission Meeting
March 26, 2019, 6:30 PM 
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Short-Term Rental Task Force Meeting
March 27, 2019, 10:00 AM
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Recreation Classes & Events

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Creative Class: Mosaic Garden Rock 

Create a colorful mosaic rock to add a fun accent to your yard or garden or as a one-of-a-kind gift. Everything is provided to complete the project including many colors of broken plate pieces and baubles. You will learn mosaic basics, so this is perfect for beginners. A $30 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the class. Details

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Adult Co-Ed Volleyball

Comprised of competitive women's and co-ed divisions, ranging from four to eight teams a night. Each team is guaranteed 10 matches (2 matches a night, 5 weeks of play) with the top four teams progressing to playoffs. Team registration is $306, which covers referees, equipment and prizes. Players must be at least 14 years of age. Each team will need a minimum of six players. $6 annual mandatory insurance dues. Details

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YaYa Yoga: Baby, Toddler & Kids

Explore practices that will help develop and deepen the bond with our little ones. Playful yoga poses, animated breathing exercises and imaginative relaxation techniques, teach babies, toddlers, and young children about their growing bodies. Sprinkled with music, picture books and age appropriate props, we'll spark the child's inner yogi while enhancing language development, motor coordination and play skills. 4 sessions for $40. Details

Library Events

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Family Game Day

On Friday, March 15, from 3:00-5:00 PM, families are invited to spend time together playing board games in the Library Conference Room.

Games and snacks will be provided; all you need to do is bring the family and have a fun afternoon enjoying each other!

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Learn to Knit and Crochet

On Saturday, March 23, 10:30-noon, beginning knitters can learn to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. Beginners in crochet can learn the chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet. Supplies are provided. Those experienced with knitting and crochet are welcome to bring their projects and work on them as well. Space is limited. Registration is required. For ages 13+. 

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Winemaker’s Dinner Benefitting Paso Robles City Library

On Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6:30 PM enjoy a four-course dinner with wine pairings introduced by the winemaker, and possibly win a 2-night stay at an Ocean Front Cayucos Beach House! Purchase your tickets at The Friends of the Library Gift Store, 1000 Spring Street or at $100. For more information, call 805-238-5562 or visit

Community Events

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"Tin City" Film Premiere

March 15, 2019
7:00 PM
Park Cinemas, 1100 Pine Street, Paso Robles

"Tin City" premieres tonight at the Park Cinemas. It will also play Sunday, March 17th at 1pm as part of the SLO International Film Festival. The film, created entirely in Paso Robles by local filmmaker Dina Mande, is a touching, humorous look at the craft and small batch producers who operate in the Tin City area outside of Paso. Details 

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Vintage Paso: Zinfandel

March 15-17, 2019
Various times & venues

Known locally as "Zinfest." Once a year Paso Robles toasts our heritage variety, Zinfandel. The 3-day celebration features winery events, a Zin seminar, and the Z After Party. Click here to see the Official Guide for Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend!

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*We don't recommend tasting the livestock

SLO Farm Trail Launched!

Various times & venues

Did you know that there are nine farming operations on the Central Coast who accept visitors and that they just published a Farm Trail map?  You can see, touch and taste locally-grown and -made products including livestock*, produce, lavender, olive oil, cheese, herbs, plants, jams and preserves. View map

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Mendelssohn in Scotland

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Mission San Miguel, 775 Mission St., San Miguel

As a young man, Felix Mendelssohn traveled to Scotland and was inspired by the castles, landscapes, and the sea. These impressions are captured beautifully in his
Scottish Symphony, a work with the dark orchestrations, Romantic melodies, and dancing, lilting rhythms. This will be a full orchestra featuring the finest musicians in the region. Details

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Art After Dark

Saturday, April 6, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine Street
Studios on the Park celebrates Art After Dark Paso, a fun tradition of art, wine, and live music-filled evenings at the start of every month!  Join us for the opening of The Big Little Art Show. Free admission. Wine for $8/glass. Details
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Sensorio Seeking Volunteers

Opening in May 2019, tickets available now

Sensorio, an immersive new destination located in Paso Robles, California, announces the opening of its first phase in May 2019 with an illuminated art installation by internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro.

Want to get involved? Easy, become a volunteer and help bring this project to life! Volunteer info

Other Good News

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Woods Humane Society expands spay/neuter and surgery capacity

Woods Humane Society has increased spay and neuter capacity to provide additional surgery appointments for Central Coast dogs and cats. Woods is strongly urging area residents to help ensure that all cats are spayed or neutered. Appointments are made online at for SLO and Atascadero clinics.  

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PRPD at Special Olympics

On February 28th, the Paso Robles Police Dept. was invited to the annual Special Olympics SLO County Unified Basketball Tournament hosted by Paso Robles High School. Competing in the tournament were Special Olympics athletes from PRHS, the adult learning program and teams from Atascadero and San Luis Coastal School Districts. Our PRPD officers were there to cheer on these amazing athletes and had the great honor of presenting the medals to the competing athletes. We wish the athletes the best of luck at the regional games on May 3rd at Cuesta College.

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Officer Rogers retires after 25 years 

On February 28th, after 25 years with the Paso Robles Police Department, Officer Bobby Rogers announced his retirement!  Bobby started his career as a dispatcher,  eventually became a police officer and has held many positions within the Department including K9 Handler, Field Training Officer and Range Master. 

We are happy for Bobby and look forward to the great things he has planned as he moves into retirement! Congratulations Bobby!

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