Saturday, July 23rd, 2016


Roberts Fire 70% Contained


Fire crews continue to fight a wildfire that has burned over 15 hundred acres up in northern San Luis Obispo county.  The fire broke out in the afternoon of Wednesday, May 18th about 10 miles northwest of Paso Robles on the Camp Roberts Military Base .  Crews from Camp Roberts, Cal Fire, and San Miguel have all responded.  Air tankers …

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Power Outage And Small Fire Hit Atascadero


A small fire and a power outage occurred in Atascadero on Wednesday, May 18th  in the afternoon.  A blown transformer took out power for more than 5,000 PG&E customers and had also sparked a grass fire near Hidalgo Ave and Sycamore Rd.  The fire was quickly put out by the Atascadero Fire Dept.  PG&E had power fully restored later that …

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Hundreds In Morro Bay For Amgen Tour Stage


Hundreds of cyclists and enthusiasts were in Morro Bay Wednesday morning to kick off Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California.  140 cyclists were at the starting line at Morro Rock.  It was the first time Morro Bay was a hosting city on the Amgen Tour.  There are a total of 8 Stages on the Amgen tour – covering …

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Turf Stolen From School Campus


Over the weekend of May 14th and 15th, approximately 250 square feet of artificial grass was stolen from Jiménez Elementary School, in Santa Maria.  The cost to replace the grass is estimated to be around $10,000 to $15,000.  Because of the high cost, the Santa Maria-Bonita School District will not replace the turf – but they are considering installing security …

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Local Distillery Buys Fox Theatre


A local distillery has purchased the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Paso Robles.  Re:Find Distillery purchased the property for an undisclosed amount.  The new owners plan to restore the former theater and then move in their production and tasting rooms.  The building’s marquee will remain in place.  The Fox Theatre was built back in 1922.

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Voter Registration Deadline Approaching


As the Presidential primary continues, voters are reminded that Monday, May 23rd is the last day to register to vote. Voter registrations must be postmarked or received in the County Clerk-Recorder’s office by May 23rd for voters to be eligible to vote on June 7th. SLO County Voters can also register online at

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New Zipline Opening At Margarita Adventures


Margarita Adventures will be opening a new tandem zipline this Friday.  The new zipline is called “The Double Barrel, a side-by-side adventure that soars 160 feet above some beautiful landscape.  Margarita Adventures’ tours now include a total of six ziplines spanning more than 7,500 combined feet.  On weekdays, the tour cost is now $109 for adults and $89 for minors …

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Juvenile Stabbed At Community Park


Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a stabbing at San Miguel Community Park.  It happened Monday, May 17th around 3pm.  Officers found a 15-year-old male with stab wounds to his stomach. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to recover. Witnesses were able to describe the suspect and Sheriff’s officials say the man was …

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Rail Spur Project Closer To Approval


A controversial project is one step closer to being approved.  The SLO County Planning Commission voted Monday morning to move forward with the proposal to build a rail spur at the Phillips 66 oil refinery.  This rail spur could drastically increase the number of trains hauling oil through the Central Coast.  Many residents and community leaders are opposed to the …

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SLO County Planning Commission To Decide On Rail Spur Project


The SLO County Planning Commission has set a hearing Monday May 16th  to decide on a highly controversial proposal for a local oil refinery.  The commission will deliberate on whether to approve the construction of a rail spur at the Phillips 66 Nipomo Mesa refinery.  Those opposed to the rail spur project are concerned of the possible danger to the …

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