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Paso Robles Newsletter for November 1-15, 2018

You can see at a glance what is going on in our community; opportunities for public input; and upcoming meetings, public forums, and events. 

News and Important Dates

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Election Day is November 6th!   

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, is Election Day in Paso Robles! The office of Mayor and two members of the City Council will be elected to four-year terms. 

Candidate and ballot measure information is available here. And you can find your poll location here.

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Polish Consulate Installs Temporary Exhibit in City Hall Lobby

In conjunction with Paso's Paderewski Festival November 1-4, 2018, the Polish Consulate installed a temporary exhibit in the library/city hall lobby celebrating 100 years of Polish independence. Ignacy Jan Paderewski was a world-renowned Polish composer and statesman who planted the first zinfandel grapes in Paso Robles on his westside ranch and helped broker the independence of Poland.  

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Downtown Parking Program

150 employees of downtown businesses signed up to participate in the voluntary 6-month Employee Parking Permit Pilot Program and there are an additional 100 people on a waiting list to participate. These folks are making a difference in our community by opting to free up customer parking close to businesses by using public parking lots downtown and taking a short walk rather than using up on-street parking.This is further proof that the best thing about Paso is the people.  More details

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Railroad Street Design Survey Results

The City of Paso Robles worked with downtown merchants and other stakeholders to re-imagine Railroad Street as a creatively-designed historic district. The preliminary designs were unveiled and residents were asked for input. See survey results here.

Business News

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Chamber Business Walk

November 8, 2018, from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce will conduct its first Business Walk on 11/8. City and business leaders are volunteering to go door to door to meet with business owners and managers to provide information and solicit input on how to help enhance economic vitality. More details.

Upcoming City Meetings, Forums, & Workshops

Election Day
November 6, 2018, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
You can read candidate statements, information on ballot measures and more here. And you can find your poll location here

City Council Meeting
November 6, 2018, 6:30 PM
Library/City Hall Conference Room, 1000 Spring Street

Agenda (posted 72 hours in advance of meeting) 

Library Board Meeting
November 8, 2018, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Library/City Hall Conference Room, 1000 Spring Street

More Details

Senior Citizen Advisory Commission Meeting
November 12, 2018, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Senior Center, 270 Scott Street

More Details

Planning Commission Meeting
November 13, 2018, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Library/City Hall Conference Room, 1000 Spring Street

Agenda (posted 72 hours in advance of meeting)

City Council Meeting
November 20, 2018, 6:30 PM
Library/City Hall Conference Room, 1000 Spring Street

Agenda (posted 72 hours in advance of meeting) 

Planning Commission Meeting
November 27, 2018, 6:30 PM 
Library/City Hall Conference Room, 1000 Spring Street

Agenda (posted 72 hours in advance of meeting)

Upcoming Community Events 

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Paderewski Festival

November 1-4, 2018
Various times
Various locations

The Paderewski Festival is a four-day music festival held annually in November celebrating Paso Robles' rich heritage and one of its most famous residents, Ignacy Jan Paderewski – virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker.
More details.

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Discovery Day with Cuesta College

November 3, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Cuesta College, 2800 Buena Vista Drive

Cuesta College is doing a Discovery Day Family Event celebrating STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math). Hands-on activities may include  include anything from density experiments to bending water with static electricity. All ages. Free Event! More details

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Art After Dark

Saturday, November 3, 2018
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine Street

Art, wine, and live music-filled evenings at the start of every month!  Celebrate the opening of The Short Story Collection: Narrative Gowns and Feminine Histories with Dilecta Wines and a live performance by Azure Tres. 
Free admission. Wine for $8/glass. More details

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Tuesday Farmer's Market

Tuesday, November 6 & 13, 2018
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Near Downtown City Park, 11th and Park Streets

Get fresh local produce and artisan foods in Downtown Paso Robles every Tuesday from 3-6. Get a wider variety of foods not found in the supermarket. Know where it comes from. Talk to the farmer who actually grew it, picked it, and brought it to you!

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Garagiste Festival

Saturday, November 8-11, 2018
Various times
Various locations

Launched in 2011 in Paso Robles, the Garagiste Festival was the first to define, and shine a spotlight on, the American “garagiste” wine movement and features the wines of commercial artisan winemakers who make under 1500 cases and in many cases don't have tasting rooms of their own. More details.

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Elegant Evening Downtown

Saturday, November 8-11, 2018
Various times
Various locations

Merchant Holiday Open House to kick off the holiday shopping season - open houses, refreshments, entertainment, carriage rides, and door prizes + lots of sales and promotions. Live Nutcracker Ballet mannequins in windows.  Dancers and music. Details.

Recreation Classes

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Create Beautiful Gifts From the Heart 

This holiday season Paso Robles Recreation Services and Creative Me Time’s Joan Martin Fee are collaborating to offer several crafting classes brimming with holiday spirit.  Joan provides all of the supplies and instructions to help you create a beautiful project in under three hours.  Upcoming classes include: a Mosaic Holiday Tree (11/15), unique and beautiful Alcohol Ink glass ornaments, coasters and magnets (11/26), a stunning Resin Holiday Tree (12/6) and a lush Succulent Tree (12/18) perfect for your holiday table or as a hostess gift.  More details.

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Thanksgiving Break Enrichment for Students

Ray Mullikin of Raytoons will present two classes to keep your tech-loving students busy during Thanksgiving week break.  Internet Video Game Designers class (11/19) will teach kids how to create internet games that they can play on their computer or mobile device.  Video Game Character Animation (11/20) will help students create video game characters and test their movements and animations in a simple game format.  There is a $5 discount for multiple Raytoons class registrations, plus sibling discounts. More details

Other interesting items

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Paso PD Officers are Doing Their Part to Fight Cancer

This November, PRPD officers will be participating in No Shave November aka “Movember”  (moustache + November). Officers will engage in a battle of the beards to support cancer research.  A poll will be available to vote for the best and worst Mo. Winners will get to donate monies to the cancer foundation of their choice. Stay tuned! 

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Michael Nunno Leaves Airport Commission

At the conclusion of the Airport Commission meeting on 10/29, Michael Nunno (left) was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his service on the Commission. This was Mr. Nunno’s last meeting and his contributions to the various Commission efforts during his tenure are significant. Airport Commission info.

Need more info? 

If you'd like information on a specific item, event or issue that isn't listed here, please send an email to or call 805.237.3888. 

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