Pfeiffer Bridge Demolition Complete

The final span of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge was demolished yesterday afternoon on Highway 1. Cal trans is removing concrete/steel rebar from the canyon. That debris will be forwarded to recycling centers. Heavy rains caused the bridge to collapse. Cal Trans Cal Trans hopes to begin construction of a new single span steel bridge within…

Paso Man Gets 6-years for Fatal DUI Crash

Paso Robles Man Sentenced to 6-years for Fatal DUI Crash 24-year-old Alexander Paul Gonzales sentenced to six years in prison after pleading no contest to vehicular manslaughter. He caused a head-on crash two years ago that killed 18-year-old Jackson Garland. Gonzales was driving under the influence of heroin and methamphetamine at the time. He was…

Cal Poly Tuition Increased

Cal Poly tuition is going up again. The Cal State University governing board votes 11-8 yesterday to increase tuition on all 23 campuses. Tuition will go up $270 for the 2017-18 school year. Currently, CSU tuition is $5,472 a year. Cal Poly tuition is $9,075 after local fees are added. That’s about double what students…

More Rain Expected

Forecasters say we have about a 60% chance of showers today.
Look for mostly sunny skies tomorrow, and then a bigger rain storm arriving Friday and Saturday.

Highs today near 60. Overnight lows in the low 40’s.

Beaverstock Renamed

Beaverstock has a new name. The annual music and arts festival held each year at Castoro Cellars in Paso Robles will become the Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival. And it will be held at the same time and in the same place as Beaverstock. Castoro was forced to change the name after receiving a…

Eagle Ranch Discussion Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Atascadero will begin discussion of the Eagle Ranch Environmental Impact Report. Two open house information sessions will be conducted for the public to ask questions. The first to be held from 4-6:00 pm tomorrow at Atascadero City Hall Council Chambers. Another will be held next Wednesday, March 29th from 4-6:00 pm at the Atascadero…

Ag Pond Regulation Vote Unanimous

San Luis Obispo County Supervisors vote to more tightly regulate agricultural ponds and reservoirs.. The vote yesterday was unanimous. The decision coming after Stuart Resnik of Justin Vineyards tried unsuccessfully to build a six million gallon reservoir on his property. That’s about ten times bigger than an Olympic-size swimming pool. Resnik has been accused of…

Board of Supervisors to Re-Vote on Groundwater Issue

The San Luis Obispo County Supervisors vote on March 7th on the groundwater basin is going back before the supervisors. The vote allowed the county to take over groundwater management in the unincorporated of the county at a cost of about $1.6 million dollars. Recently, several residents said the vote violated the Brown Act. They…

SLOStringer Dies in Crash

A fatal car crash early Tuesday morning on northbound 101 took the life of Matthew Frank, better known as SLO Stringer. Frank was on his way to the Atascadero fire. Around 3:50 yesterday morning, his vehicle went off the road and down a grassy embankment near Santa Margarita. It rolled and crashed into a tree.…

Fire in Atascadero Damages Several Structures

A fire early yesterday damaged a home and several outbuildings in Atascadero. The fire broke out around 3:00 am at 7105 Portola Road in Atascadero. When firefighters arrived, the home was engulfed in fames. Several outbuildings also caught fire. Although no one was injured in the fire, five people were taken by the Red Cross…