Author: Meagan Friberg

Entrée – Featuring Chef Chico of Catch Seafood Bar and Grill

Welcome to our first Entrée column. Each month, PASO Magazine will enjoy lunch or dinner with a notable community member at various restaurants around town and share the experience with our readers. Enjoying great food, restaurant owners, chefs, and community contributors here in Paso Robles, we serve up a fresh Entrée dining experience to share the flavors that make our community the place we all love. For February, I joined PASO Magazine owners Nic and Hayley Mattson for lunch with 2017 Roblan of the Year Tom Madden and his wife, Lori Lamacchia. Tom booked us a table at CATCH...

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Business Spotlight – February 2018

Each month, we send a set of questions to our featured business owners and then share their answers with our readers. For February, we reached out to Simon Timms, owner and operator of European Car Specialist; Patricia Alexander, writer, editor, and leader of Writing Support Group-North County, and Wendy Berti, owner and operator of New With Tags. Simon is a licensed and certified automotive technician, specializing in European autos. In business locally since 2002, he takes pride in his work and has seen his continued growth at his shop thanks to referrals from his long-time clients. Recently, he hired...

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Senior Peer Counseling Provides Lifeline for Older Adults

Volunteers Needed in Paso Robles & North County Care, compassion, empathy, respect — all of this and more is what volunteers with Senior Peer Counseling, a program of Wilshire Health & Community Services, provide local older adults during difficult times in their lives. Under the guidance of three clinical supervisors and a program manager, professionally-trained volunteer counselors help 150-200 seniors annually throughout the county struggling with grief, loss, isolation, depression, and other life challenges. “Our goal is to remove barriers to receiving mental health services so more clients have access to the support they need to live and age...

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Tom Madden | 2017 Roblan of the Year

Community leader, Tom will be honored at Paso Robles Chamber Annual Gala Ask anyone living in or around Paso Robles about Tom Madden and the same words will come up time and time again – humble, hard-working, and community-oriented. And these are just a few of the reasons Tom was chosen by the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce as the Roblan of the Year for 2017. Upon learning of the award, Tom said, “I am humbled and honored.” He joins the ranks of notable community supporters who have shared the title over the years, including his mom, Katharine “Kakie”...

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Paso Robles Horse Park | Beautification of the Year

World Class Equestrian and Event Facility Showcases the Beauty of Paso Robles A truly unique, pristine, world class facility, the Paso Robles Horse Park has been compared to top horse facilities throughout the nation and across the world. Now, as the Beautification Award recipient for 2017 from the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, the park, its owner, and staff will be honored at the Annual Gala on February 3 at the Paso Robles Inn Ballroom. “The Paso Robles Horse Park will help Paso become more than wine country. Their contribution will help Paso emerge as a world-class equestrian destination...

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