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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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Health news: More on sex, sugar, fish, and smiling

Here are a few of my favorite health articles from the last month. Man’s secret to longevity: ‘Keep smiling’ Joseph Gray turned 100 last month. His secret to living long and well? “Keep smiling,” he said, according to his daughter Ellie Gray. Joseph is hard of hearing but is well aware of what’s going on …

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My first Firestone Walker Beer Fest

Scott Brennan

I had heard the Firestone Walker Beer Fest is off the hook, but I hadn’t had a chance to go over the last five years. The stars aligned at the last minute and I got a couple of media passes to check it out… …so, I took mom on “All Access” tour of the fest. …

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Recipe: Smoked Salmon

Salmon recipe

My buddy Justin invited me last year on a salmon fishing trip on the Trinity River outside of Redding, Calif. We both caught a few good-sized salmon and brought them home. That’s when I fell in love with smoked salmon. I found this recipe on on What’s Cooking America. It worked so well I’m saving …

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New uses coming for old Paris Precision building

paris precision building

I’m looking forward to the progress being made on one the city’s largest vacant buildings. Here is my report from Tuesday evening’s meeting: Eight businesses expected to fill massive building The Paso Robles Planning Commission approved modifications of signage and architecture at the old Paris Precision building on Ramada Drive at the south end of …

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New RV park approved at Links Golf Course

RV Park approved

This week the planning commission approved a new RV park at the Links Golf Course. I attended the meeting and listened to some very valid concerns from the neighbors in the Jardine Road area. I agreed with many of their concerns and think the city needs to do a better job addressing them. Specifically, the …

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The latest news in longevity research

Longevity research

I enjoy reading the latest research into longevity. It helps me stay focused on being healthy and gives me optimism for the future. When I need a little inspiration I just think of my racquetball buddy Lloyd Miller, who turned 90 last summer and still hits the gym every day. He is a living example …

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