Car Chase in Atascadero Ends in Vineyard

After a car chase that reached speeds above 100 miles per hour, a 25-year-old was arrested in a Templeton vineyard. The chase began in Atascadero around 8 yesterday morning. Police learned that a stolen Honda Accord had been found near Santa Margarita. While en route to recover the stolen Honda, the police learned he was…

North County Weather – WED 4/19/17

Mostly sunny today with highs in the low-70’s Overnight lows in the mid-40’s Tomorrow, sunny and windy with highs in the mid-70’s A warming trend through the week with highs in the mid-80’s by Saturday. Weather Change A profound change in the weather today. Sunny skies follow the recent rains. Yesterday, Atascadero received just over…

DMV to Crack-Down on Disabled Placard Fraud

California DMV announces plans to stop the abuse of fraud and abuse in the state’s disabled placard program. A new state audit finds the DMV accepts applications lacking medical documentation and issues too many duplicates. The state also fails to cancel the placards of people who have died, so their survivors sometimes inherit the placards…

SLO County Jail to Hire In-House Doctor and Nurse

San Luis Obispo County Supervisors approve the decision to hire a half-time doctor and a full-time nurse practitioner to work at the county jail. The decision by County Health Agency Director Jeff Hamm comes after two inmates die at the jail in recent weeks.On January 22nd, 36-year-old Andrew Chaylon Holland died after being restrained for…

The Morning Exchange – TUE, 4/18/17

The Morning Exchange; North County’s local news show airs 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. every weekday. Hosts Kevin Will and Dick Mason take a lively, sometimes irreverent look at local issues. Weather every hour around the clock. Call in and let your voice be heard on a number of topics.

Tickets Now Available For Empty Bowls Luncheon

If you’d like to help the homeless, an opportunity is coming up later this month. El Camino Homeless Organization in Atascadero is hosting an Empty Bowls luncheon fundraiser April 27th at Atascadero Bible Church. Diners donate $25 and they can try a variety of soups and locally baked breads from local restaurants. The diners also…