U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer tours the San Simeon Earthquake damage in Paso Robles on Jan. 9, 2004. Walking past the Acorn building with Boxer are former Atascadero Mayor George Luna, left, and former Paso Robles Mayor Frank Mecham.
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer tours the San Simeon Earthquake damage in Paso Robles on Jan. 9, 2004. Walking past the Acorn building with Boxer are former Atascadero Mayor George Luna, left, and former Paso Robles Mayor Frank Mecham. Laura Dickinson ldickinson@thetribunenews.com
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer tours the San Simeon Earthquake damage in Paso Robles on Jan. 9, 2004. Walking past the Acorn building with Boxer are former Atascadero Mayor George Luna, left, and former Paso Robles Mayor Frank Mecham. Laura Dickinson ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

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Phil Dirkx

Phil Dirkx has lived in Paso Robles for more than four decades, and his column is published every week. Reach him at 238-2372 or phild2008@sbcglobal.net .