Nipomo Vons–The Grand Opening

Nipomo Vons
The first group of Vons shoppers gather outside the Nipomo Vons just prior to its opening, September 20, 2000 at 8:00 a.m.

For decades the community of Nipomo was without a major grocery store chain.  Some may have thought that quaint–I was not one of them.  Finally, in September 2000, Nipomo came of age and Vons opened its doors.  I was the outgoing President of the Nipomo Chamber of Commerce at the time.  I attended that opening and took the following photos of that historic event here in Nipomo. Nipomo continues to grow and change; but, Vons’ opening was one of the most significant events in its history.  More photos after the jump. Continue reading


Nipomo High School–The Early Years

Just before Nipomo High School opened in September 2002, I was fortunate enough to take an informal tour of the campus.  I took several photos, some of which I will post here, and will provide the link to the remaining if you are interested in seeing the campus way back when.


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