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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Search engine optimization basics for small business

SEO expert Scott Brennan

Why should you care about search engine optimization? Well, if you are in business, you want customers to find you online. Did you know that 97-percent of Americans use the internet to search for local businesses. Search engine optimization, or SEO, is a fancy term for getting your business to rank higher in Google search …

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It’s time to prepare for autonomous vehicles

My take-away from the California League of Cities Planning Commissioner’s Academy –By now, everyone has seen news reports of Google’s automated cars around California and Nevada. Driverless vehicles, also known as autonomous, automated or self-driving cars, are no longer science fiction. The technology is here now, and many companies are already testing them on the …

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Q&A with Hoot n Annie

Local food, wine and adventure blogger, and friend, Matt Browne interviewed me for a Q&A on his Hoot n Annie website. It was a lot of fun and I really appreciated it. Original post is here. This is a re-post: Q&A with Scott Brennan of Access Publishing I met Scott Brennan seven or eight years ago …

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