Tag Archive: 1990

Jun 14

1990 Development in Paso Robles

A carpenter is hard at work on a tract house that's going up along Bridgegate Lane just off South River Road in Paso Robles.
©The Tribune/David Middlecamp

Water has been the keystone to new development in the county for decades. Drought conditions slowed an accelerated pace of development in obviously water limited coastal communities. Paso Robles was another story. In 1989 Paso Robles set a record for new home construction in the county. In a March 1, 1990 article the town was …

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Jun 12

Uncovering Moses of Guadalupe, Cecil B. DeMille films Ten Commandments in 1923

Glen Wharton shows a portion of Cecil B. DeMille's set for the 1923 movie The Ten Commandments, filmed in the Guadalupe Dunes. The set had been buried in sand for over 65 years when it was uncovered in the 1990.
©The Tribune/David Middlecamp

Is it archeology when the artifacts are actually movie prop replicas made of plaster? Ancient Egypt has long captured the imagination of story tellers and in 1923 Cecil B. DeMille was setting the standard for epic movies, before color and sound had come into the picture. He would later remake the epic story in color …

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Sep 07

Canoe fishing near Cayucos

A pair of fishermen wait for a strike in their canoe near Cayucos after a recent morning rain. Pelicans glide low nearby onj their own 'fishing expedition." ©Jeffrey May/Telegram-Tribune first published 9-27-1990

Apr 23

Scrubby and Lloyd’s, best burger of all time

Newlyweds Lori and Tracy Biller paused between the altar and the reception to chow down at Scrubby and Lloyd's cafe Saturday. Telegram-Tribune photo by Robert Dyer ©2010

Ask an old timer where the best burgers in town were from. They’ll say Scrubby and Lloyds. The little hole-in-the-wall cafe had a worn U shaped Formica counter-top with stools all around and quickly filled up with locals at lunchtime. My grandfather took us to town one summer when my cousin and I worked at …

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Aug 16

Charles “Tex” Watson Wedding, the Manson murders 40 years later


Blood marked the end of the 1960′s. Some view the fatal stabbing of a concert fan at Altamont as the end to the era of hippie peace and love. Others point to the gruesome series of Los Angeles area murders carried out in August by the followers of Charles Manson. There are pages of links …

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Apr 30

Poly Royal Riot 1990

April 27, 1990 The Slotopia dude, Ryan Magill, may be wondering what all the fuss is about. What could go wrong with a little party and a few thousand of your closest friends at the beach? He may have been surprised at the backlash the community had when word got out.The first viral party gone …

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