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

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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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