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Dennis-
The statistics from the 2000 Seismic Safety Commission report on URMs lists Paso Robles as follows:
 
Inventory Completed:                               Yes
Historic URMs:                                        0
Non-Historic URMs:                                58
Mitigation Program Established:             Yes
Responded to 1999 Survey:                    Yes
UCBC Compliance:                                4
Compliance with Jutrisdiction Program:  12
Partial Completion/Under Construction:    0
Retrofit permits issued:                           0
Plans submitted/Plancheck underway:    30
Reduced Occupancy:                               0
Demolished:                                            0
Slated for demolition:                                0
Warning placards posted:                         0
No mitigation progress                             10
Owners notified:                                        58
 
Having grown up in Paso Robles, I would question the listing for historic URMs.  It appears that the City has listed all of the URMs as non-historic.  Paso Robles has a number of 1880s to early 1900s URMs that could be worthy of a historic designation. 
 
From news accounts, the Mastagni Building, which suffered a partial collapse and where the two deaths apparently occurred, had not yet undergone seismic upgrading.  It was a beautiful old building that was important to the historic fabric of the Paso Robles downtown. When I was there for a high school reunion in October, I heard of plans to upgrade the building.  It is sad it had not yet occurred.
 
Regards,
Bill Cain