This is a personal site for my thoughts, dreams, opinions, public comment and more. I love being CEO and publisher of Access Publishing, the Paso Robles Daily News and San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide. I enjoy contributing to our vibrant community every way I can.

Interesting story of Italy’s King Umberto

Note: The world is a fascinating and interesting place. Sometimes seemingly unbelievable coincidences occur. This random story caught my attention and it is a true story. On July 28, 1900, King Umberto was dining in a small restaurant in the town of Monza. The owner of the restaurant, who served him, bore a striking resemblance …

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Best places for brunch in Paso Robles

We have family and friends visit us in town quite a bit; and after a weekend of fun, we are usually looking for a Sunday brunch spot in Paso Robles. Well, here are some of my recommendations, first posted to Paso Robles Daily News – Best brunches in Paso Robles. Brunch Appropriately named, Paso Robles …

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Tribute to James ‘Jim’ Loy Chapel

Jim Chapel obituary

My Uncle Jim Chapel passed away last month. I wanted to take a few minutes to write a tribute and obituary for him. I know he touched the lives of many from his years coaching at Cerritos High School, participation at his church, and being a great dad, grandpa, uncle, and more. My memories of …

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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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Popularity of online news continues to grow


While print newspapers continue to close around the country, the popularity of local online news continues to grow. When we started the Paso Robles Daily News almost six years ago, we had no idea how successful it would become. With a record number of subscribers, readership continues to grow every month. Paso Robles Daily News …

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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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