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Celebration of Life for Betty Scott

Betty Scott memorial

The family of Betty Scott asked me to emcee her Celebration of Life this week. It was held Nov. 29 at the Paso Robles Golf Club. The memorial service began at 2 p.m. with 170 friends and family joining in the celebration. As a long-time friend of the family, it was an honor to help …

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Local holiday wine recommendations

For the fifth year in a row, I thought it would be a great idea to recommend local wines for upcoming holiday parties, dinners, and gift giving. Once again, I received an amazing amount of participation from our local wineries. Over the last few weeks, I received more than 100 entries. After tasting and tasting, …

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Best white wine tasting in Paso Robles

Another in my series of favorite wines and wineries: Everyone knows that reds like syrah, zinfandel, and cabernet dominate the Paso Robles wine scene. Sometimes white wines are an afterthought, with perhaps one or two on a typical tasting room lineup. But a few wineries are making a name for themselves with their white wine …

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Best boutique wineries in Paso Robles

best boutique winery paso robles

One of our readers recently sent me a note asking for recommendations of boutique wineries in Paso Robles. “Dear Mr. Brennan, “My wife and I will be in Paso Robles in early February for three days to visit wineries, with a special interest in boutique ones. We are overwhelmed by the choice and would like …

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Mayor outlines housing development as priority

Steve Martin

Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin this week highlighted housing development as a top priority. As a local homeowner, Paso Robles Planning Commissioner, and a member of the Paso Robles Housing Constraints and Opportunities Committee member, I applaud him and wholeheartedly agree. He joins our state governor, Jerry Brown, in trying to tackle the issue of …

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