famous sports stars from paso robles
famous sports stars from paso robles

Famous sports stars from Paso Robles

–Paso Robles is no stranger to fame. And, in this series, the Paso Robles Daily News will explore some of the most, ‘Notable Roblans’ throughout history. In this edition, we will explore the athletes and sports stars that have called Paso Robles home or made an impact on Paso Robles.


-Rick Torres, owner of the R.W. Torres Insurance Agency in Solvang, California, has summarized the health insurance options available from State Farm Insurance. “We all know that healthcare is expensive,” said Torres, “and it’s important for everyone to understand all of the options that are available.”

A variety of healthcare plans that meet the needs of individuals, families and senior citizens are available from the R.W. Torres Insurance Agency. Torres believes that summarizing the options makes it easier for people to know what is available, which plans meet their needs, and how those needs are met. The options include:

  • Supplemental…

- “Homeownership is an important part of life,” said Rick Torres, owner of R.W. Torres Insurance Agency in Solvang, “and there are many ways for homeowners to celebrate National Home Ownership Month.”

Both current and aspiring homeowners can set aside time to work on a variety of things, such as:

  • Critical home inspections that preserve property value
  • Renew focus on buying a new home, especially for first-time buyers
  • Review homeowner insurance policies to make sure you have enough coverage

The online real estate journal the firsttuesday Journal, reports that more than 47,000 home sold in California in March 2021, 39-percent…


-California drivers are required to have auto insurance for their vehicle so, find an affordable plan, pay the premiums and don’t worry about it, right? “Not necessarily,” said Rick Torres from the Solvang RW Torres Insurance Agency, “there are many reasons for periodically reviewing auto insurance policies.”

As life changes so can auto insurance requirements. Certain life changes can reduce or increase the policy holder’s liability. No one wants to be involved in a traffic accident and discovering that the auto insurance isn’t enough to cover the costs of an accident adds to the stress. Obviously, adding another vehicle to…


It’s a fact that insurance is necessary for operating a successful business. “Insurance is a smart practice because it protects the business and workers compensation and auto insurance are required.” said Rick Torres from the Solvang RW Torres Insurance Agency, when announcing his recently released “Business Insurance Options for Startups.”

It’s easy to put some decisions on the back burner during the excitement, expenses and stress of starting up a new business, but insurance is not one of those things to delay. Insurance protects the business and the owner’s personal assets and the future of the owner’s family. Even when…


-Owner’s insurance for a condominium unit can be somewhat bewildering because it’s not as straightforward a situation as insuring a single family home on property owned solely by the homeowner. Rick Torres, State Farm Insurance agent in Solvang, CA has recently released a report that helps clarify what condo owner’s insurance covers in relation to what the Homeowner Association master policy covers.

Condo insurance is different than traditional homeowner’s insurance in that it covers loss of personal items and property and provides liability for most events that happen inside the unit. The Homeowner’s Association (HOA) insurance typically focuses on the…


-Homeowner and business insurance policies are critical to help recover from a fire. Rick Torre of the RW Torres insurance agency in Solvang CA provides homeowners and a wide range of other insurance policies to help owners protect their families, employees and property, but “The best insurance is to practice fire safety and take every possible measure to prevent fire and to be safe,” said Torres.

Fire prevention tips include:

  • Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO2) detectors. Make sure the alarm/detector is approved by an independent testing laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The choice of alarms, detectors, and…

-Central Pacific Construction, the Paso Robles general contractor recently announced completion of a remodel project for a new Chicken Shack franchise in Paso Robles. The remodel included a permanent outdoor dining area, upgrading the exterior of the building and sidewalk compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).

Outdoor dining gained attention and popularity in Paso Robles during 2020 as an opportunity for restaurants to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Paso Robles helped local restaurants create temporary “parklets” for outdoor dining, using approximately 68 parking spaces throughout the city for this purpose. Several restaurants already had permanent…


-Paint does more than cover the walls, colors can have a strong influence on mood, energy, focus and productivity. Frank Cueva, the Atascadero painter from Borlodan Painting Company recently released a summary of the trending colors for offices and how adding the right colors can be a benefit.

Colors for offices are trending to the usual off-white hues along with some surprising smokey blues, pink tones and green, rich café a lait creamy browns and shades of silvery gray. Every paint brand has its own name for these colors. …


-The Center for Disease Control reports that thousands of people go to emergency rooms from heat exposure and hundreds die every year. Heat exposure is preventable and Atascadero’s air conditioning repair company, Air Rite, recently published a report to help people stay cool.

One of the top ways to cool off is to have a place to get out of the heat. Air-conditioned (AC) homes, businesses and public buildings are refuges from summer heat. Setting the thermostat to 78 degrees when at home or in the office creates a comfortable environment.

Other ways include:

  • Adjusting the thermostat
  • Monitoring humidity
  • Maintaining…

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