Author: Melissa Chavez

Valentine’s Day Celebrations 2018

Valentine’s Day lands on Wednesday, Feb. 14, leaving plenty of opportunities to celebrate on the preceding weekend. This year’s picks include activities with your sweetheart, friends or family members plus a few that are fun and easy on the pocketbook. Whether you’re sipping champagne in front of the big screen, storming the castle, or even laughing for a good cause, we hope your special day will be a most memorable one! Valentine’s Day Winemaker Dinner Oso Libre Winery 7383 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles A five-course meal by Chef Jeff Scott will be served in the tasting room from 6...

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The Piccolo Takes Paso Robles Inn an Octave Higher

Martin Resorts has announced that it will launch a major upgrade to its flagship property within their collection of five Central Coast hotels. Construction is underway at Paso Robles Inn to expand its footprint with a lavish addition, which has been named The Piccolo at Paso Robles Inn. The four-story building will feature 23 luxury hotel rooms, plus one luxury suite. The lobby, lounge and library will be sidewalk-accessible at 12th Street as well as a walkway that will visibly connect the new building to the Grand Ballroom, built in 1891. “The Paso Robles Inn has a rich a...

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Tap It joins Santa Maria Brewing in brew house merger

Two award-winning brewing companies have merged to solidify their place within California’s Central Coast mecca of craft beer. Santa Maria Brewing Company and Tap It Brewing Company recently joined forces to produce and deliver a wide array of fresh, local beer to the masses. Santa Maria Brewing Company purchased all rights and assets to Tap It Brewing Company with a strategic plan for moving forward. Not only are plans in place to sustain the Tap It brand, but to grow and expand the identity that has become a favorite on the Central Coast. The brewery and tasting room will...

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Paso Robles BlendFest brings together wine, food and staycations

Plan now for February 9 through 11 We provide for our readers a look at what Paso Robles, Cambria and San Simeon are offering to more fully experience the Central Coast paradise in which we live and work hard to enjoy. Mark your calendars and check out the website for complete details and ticket information. What better way to recover from the rigors of 2017 than a respite of fun and pampering? From February 9-11, folks do just that when the 2018 BlendFest will returns to the Central Coast. “BlendFest is a perfect staycation opportunity for locals to...

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A Visit With Director Michael Venturini

Film animator reflects on value of small towns and art for children Pixar Animation Studios director Michael Venturini recounted his hometown visit to Paso Robles over Thanksgiving Day break and counted his blessings. He considers himself fortunate to have been raised in an environment where art was as part of daily life as math and science. “All of my family members express themselves creatively,” said Venturini. Michael’s father, Dean, is a retired printer in Paso Robles. His mother, Donna McConnell, who has a background in education, also resides on the West Coast. And City Park still bears the art...

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