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Cal Coast News Found Guilty in Libel Suit

An internet newspaper is found guilty of libel in its story about a hazardous waste contractor. Owners Karen Velie and Daniel Blackburn are ordered to pay $1.1 million dollars in damage for the article in 2012. Charles Tenborg of Eco Solutions filed the libel suit. He says he was extremely relieved after learning of the…

Memorial Service to be Held for Chuck Ward

A memorial service tomorrow at the Faces of Freedom in Atascadero for Chuck Ward, the former Marine who campaigned to build the veterans’ monument. Chuck died two weeks ago. Besides the Faces of Freedom, Chuck Ward also campaigned for a monument at the Galaxy theater and a statue of Charles Paddock at the zoo named…

Atascadero to Discuss Eagle Ranch E.I. Report

Atascadero will begin deliberation of the Eagle Ranch Environmental Impact Report next week. Two open house informative sessions will be held for the public to ask questions. The first session will be held one week from today, Thursday, March 23rd from 4:00pm-6:00 pm at Atascadero City Hall Council Chambers. And the second will be held…

High Speed Chase in North County

A high speed chase through the North County reached speeds close to 130 miles per hour yesterday. The pursuit began when Atascadero officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling at an unsafe speed on El Canio Real. The vehicle failed to pull over and the high-speed pursuit began. The vehicle traveled north through…

Local Paper Alleges Brown Act Violation

A local daily paper alleges that supervisors violated the Brown Act when they changed groundwater policy. They quote a Sacramento attorney who works for the California Newspaper Publishers Association.Mike Brown disagrees with her. Brown is a retired Chief Operating Administrator of Santa Barbara County and former City Manager of Berkeley. He says there was no…

Bryson Confirmed as New Atascadero Fire Chief

Atascadero City Council unanimously confirms Casey Bryson as its new Fire Chief. Bryson has been involved with the Fire Department since 1994. His selection came after a nationwide search. Bryson became interested in Fire Fighting while attending Atascadero High School. He is a graduated of Atascadero High School and Cal Poly. Photo Credit: City of…

Paso Residents Appeal RV Resort Plan

Several Paso Robles residents appealed a recent planning commission decision, allowing for the construction of an RV park next to the Links Golf Course near Jardine and Beacon Roads. The neighbors of the golf course filed the appeal with Paso Robles City Council on Monday. They want the developer to modify aspects of the proposal.…