Food and Farm News for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day means brisk business for North County florists. This year’s midweek Valentine’s Day allows for more at-work floral deliveries. California flower growers and wholesalers say the timing will be a boom to the business. Demand for all flower varieties is up, with a rising interest in locally and sustainably grown blooms. Those requests coming…

Atascadero City Council

Atascadero City Council to meet tonight at the Rotunda. The council will consider an ordinance to prohibit wind surfing on Atascadero lake, but still allow paddle boats. The council is also expected to exchange Valentine cards with each other and with city staff.

Sting Operation

Three North County business caught selling alcohol to minors during a sting operation conducted last Friday. The sheriff’s office Alcohol Compliance Team used an underage decoy to attempt to buy alcohol at 10 businesses in the San Miguel, Templeton, Santa Margarita and rural Paso Robles areas. Three businesses violated the law when the clerk did…

Templeton Education Foundation

The Templeton Education Foundation is seeking board members. The volunteers will help out at fund raising events. Foundation President Brian Weiss says the Foundation is looking for five volunteers to fill out its 10-person board. The non-profit group needs to have those members on board by March 15th in order to plan fund raising events…

North County Weather

Mostly sunny today with highs this afternoon in the low 70’s. More of the same tomorrow. Then look for increasing clouds and rain on Thursday and Friday. A chance of rain Saturday, then sunny skies on Sunday. A chance of rain on Presidents Day. Highs in the low 70’s today and tomorrow. Overnight lows in…

WalMart

WalMart officials inform Atascadero city officials they are not going to follow through on plans to build a retail shopping center in Atascadero. The new WalMart store was projected to generate about $600 thousand dollars a year in tax revenue the city. WalMart is reportedly looking for a buyer for the land, but is pledging…

ICE

President Trump is taking credit for raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in Los Angeles, North Carolina, Georgia, New York, Illinois and Texas. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is better known as ICE. More than 150 criminals who were in the US illegally were arrested in Los Angeles. Trump describes them as gang members, drug dealers…

Highway Reopens

Highway 41 reopened between Atascadero and Morro Bay over the weekend. For the next two weeks, one-way traffic control will be in effect from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm. That’s so crews can continue work on 41. The highway closed January 6th because of rock and mudslides near Cerro Alto.

Home Invasion Atascadero

Seven men were arrested early Saturday morning in Atascadero after a home invasion robbery on the 8400 block of San Gregorio Road. Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call around 2:30 early Saturday morning. They stopped two vehicles leaving the area and took the suspects into custody. Atascadero Police say a large amount of cash and…