Local News

Wine Tasting Season is Upon Us


This time of year is great time for locals to go wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley, Edna Valley and Paso Robles. Paula Taylor-Campbell is with Graveyard Vineyards in Paso Robles.  She says it’s quiet in many wineries, so tasting customers got undivided attention.  She says whether you visit wineries yourself, or take a wine tour with companies like …

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County Supervisors to Meet Today


Today, San Luis Obspo County Superivsors will consider an amendment to the contract with CAPSLO to expand services to include veterans’ families in San Luis Obispo County. The board will also ratify a resolution naming attorney John Spatafore San Luis Obispo Citizen of the Year.  Spatafore has volunteered countless hours to address the homeless issue in the city. He also …

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East Coast Requesting Snow Shovelors


Because of the incredible amount of snow dumped on the east coast, emergency officials are asking for native New Englanders to return this week to help shovel snow.  They’re asking California transplants to sacrifice a week to help their former neighbors dig out of the snow.  They’re offering $13 an hour to experienced snow shovelors. If you grew up on …

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The Fifth Annual Prep Expo


Are you prepared for a storm here on the central coast? Do you have the necessities you need to live without power or phone service? Do you have food, water and other things you need to handle a natural disaster? Coming up March 12th at the Alex Madonna Expo Center… The 5th Annual Preparedness Expo brought to you in part …

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Fuel Prices Dropping


How are you doing at the gas pump? The average retail gasoline prices have dropped 10 cents per gallon in the past week. According to Gas Buddy’s daily survey, the average in california is $2.67 a gallon. The prices ranges from $2.36 in Modesto, to what ever you’re paying locally. Gasoline inventories are the highest the us has seen since …

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Missing Hikers Found Safe


Three hikers missing in Big Sur found safe and sound. The three left early Saturday from Stockton, but did not return home Saturday night as planned. Police found their car in the Big Sur area and began searching for them. The three men in their early 20’s were discovered safe and sound in the Big Sur area.

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Neighborhoods Asking Cal Poly to Cap Enrollment


A familiar message from San Luis residents to Cal Poly officials –  put a lid on Cal Poly enrollment. Several neighborhood associations gather more than 80 signatures on a petition asking Poly to cap enrollment and build dorms to accommodate two thirds of those attending the university. The petition signed by 84 residents sent to Cal Poly and San Luis …

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City Council Meetings Throughout Central Coast


Tomorrow night, Morro Bay City Council to discuss the operation of the existing wastewater treatment plant.  They’ll also review a parking management plan.  And they’ll revisit an ordinance banning medical marijuana operations except for a primary caregiver or qualitied patient. Atascadero City Council to discuss an ordinance banning medical marijuana cultivation facitilies, dispenseries, commercial activities and deliveries.  They’ll also discuss …

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Gasoline Tax Revenue is Down in California


And that’s impacting funding for mass transit. State transportion officials announcing plans to cut funding for road and transit projects by $754 million over the next five years.   The 38% decrease approved by the California Transportation Commission the same day Governor Jerry Brown called on the legislature to approve new taxes for transporation projects.   A proposal by assemblyman Jim Frazier, …

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Tamale Festival Brings More than 7,000 People


Tamale festival organizer Terry Banish expected about 1,000 people Saturday at Atascadero Lake Pavillion, but more than 7,000 showed up.  As a result, they ran out of tamales halfway through the four hour event. The Atascadero City Council and supervisor Debbie Arnold judged the tamales.  They awarded Steven Sullivan of Paso Robles first place as tamale maker.  Sullivan owns Shav …

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