Author: Nicholas Mattson

Greetings PASO Family

Let’s keep a great thing going Wow. Can I start with that? I guess we could write anything we wanted to … a new great friend just handed my wife and I the keys to the custom hot rod he built from scratch … it is ours to cherish, protect, and drive to the next level. I didn’t know Bob Chute, but I knew about PASO Magazine, and my friend Millie Drum always spoke highly of him, so I felt it was agreeable to call him up and tell him I’m starting a local magazine and I wanted to...

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Champion of Youth dinner serves fun evening

Club goal is to serve more families Since 1991, the Paso Robles chapter of the Boys & Girls Club has delivered on the mission to enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Offering low-cost participation fees for local youth, the program is largely funded through local giving and the 17th annual Champion of Youth charity dinner and auction offers opportunity for new donors to learn more about how the program impacts the community in the North County. In late 2014, longtime board member Kate Morgans took the position of CEO, and with strong support from MUST! Charities and others, the North San Luis Obispo County chapter has grown and so has the need for program services in both Atascadero and Paso Robles. “We continue to be booked solid,” Morgans said. “We enrolled 150 (in Paso Robles) and have a wait list of about 80 kids. We are trying to identify some other possible locations where we can serve more kids. It could be somewhere we could host a middle school program, or something on the east side to serve families on that side of town.” Atascadero has been home to a growing program since the summer of 2014, and with a three-year financial partnership between MUST! and the Atascadero Kiwanis Mayor’s Winemaker Dinner, the club is now looking for a permanent home for...

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Foundation wins the Atascadero Printery

Our neighbors to the South save a special building After two years of planning and work, the Atascadero Printery Foundation watched the fate of its effort count down from five minutes to zero on Monday, May 15. The foundation made the opening bid for the Atascadero Printery Building in the online San Luis Obispo County tax auction, and on Monday morning, it made the final bid of $300,100 to win the property and complete the first phase of its mission. Prior to the auction, the property was one of dozens of properties caught in limbo as a result of...

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