SLO PD Searching for Woman Using Funny Money

San Luis Obispo police are trying to find a woman using counterfeit money in the city. The woman tried to pass a counterfeit $50 bill at the Ulta store on Madonna Road late last week. An Ulta employee recognized that the $50 bill was counterfeit when it failed the ink pen test. The suspect fled…

Murder Suspect Awaits Arraignment

Arraignment for accused murderer Manuel Jesus Perez, age 41, has been scheduled. Perez is charged with murder and arson in connection with a homicide last summer in Grover Beach. A witness telling the judge that he heard Perez warn another person, “I told you to stay out of my room.” The witness said he heard…

Shandon Man Found Dead at Discovered Crash Site

A fatal car crash was discovered on Santa Rita Road east of Indian Camp Road yesterday morning. Authorities have identified the driver as Wacey Stockdale of Shandon. The CHP says Stockdale crashed his 1998 GMC Sonoma late Sunday night or early Monday morning. The vehicle rolled down a steep embankment into a creek. The Stockdale…

Atascadero City Council Meets Tonight

The Atascadero City Council meets tonight at the Rotunda. The meeting gets underway at 6:05. You can hear the meeting live here on KPRL. The council will consider an update to the new sign ordinance. They’ll also award a $2 million dollar contract for CalPortland Construction to build the Centennial Bridge and Plaza Project. Tomorrow,…

Trad Berti Places 1st in State Meet

Paso Robles High School middle-distance runner Trad Berti placed first in the mile at the Meet of Champions Saturday night at Azusa Pacific. Running against the top high school milers in the state, Berti ran the mile in 4:10.55. He edged out Callum Bolger of San Luis Obispo High School, who finished second in 4:11.13.…

Kern County Struggles with Retirement Benefits

Kern County is struggling to pay its employee retirement benefits. The bill goes up another $1.8 million dollars next year. Retirement costs facing Kern County have inspired supervisors to increase the annual contribution rates for their employee retirement system. The supervisors expected to increase those rates at their meeting tomorrow. According to the Kern County…

Road Work to Begin Throughout Paso

Now that spring has arrived, the city of Paso Robles Public Works Department is renewing work on city streets. Ditus Esperanza tells KPRL work will begin soon on River Oaks Drive by North River Oaks; Stoney Creek Road at Creston Road; Charolais Road south of Creston Road; a portion of Brahma Street; Niblick Road by…

Atascadero Hosts Another Eagle Ranch Meeting

Atascadero is holding another open house this week on the Eagle Ranch development environmental impact report.  The Open House will be Wednesday from 4-6 in the afternoon at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion.  The city will conduct a public comment meeting Thursday at the City Council Chambers in the Rotunda.  That meeting will be held at…