cal coast news, karen velie, daniel blackburn

Cal Coast News Appeals Libel Case

Cal Coast News files for a new trial. Facing a $1.1 million dollar libel judgment against them, Karen Velie and Daniel Blackburn are asking a San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge for a new trial. The former owner of a now-closed Arroyo Grande waste management company filed the suit because of an article back in…

Paso Robles Fire Department has New Interim Chief

The Paso Robles Fire Department has a new battalion chief. He’s Richard Gallagher, who worked for Culver City and Warner Brothers Studios fire departments. Gallagher will fill the job while the city searches for a permanent battalion chief. The city is looking to replace Fire Chief Ken Johnson, who retired in March, and Keith Aggson,…

Applebee’s in Paso Closes

Applebee’s corporate office is not commenting, but the Applebee’s in Paso Robles is closed. A sign is posted on the restaurant’s door. Recently, the restaurant chain announced plans to close between 40 and 60 locations this year. Last year, Applebee’s closed 46 stores. The Applebee’s in San Luis Obispo was open yesterday. The manager there…

weather, rain, inches

Rainfall Totals Over Weekend

The rain over the weekend measured anywhere from 0.36” in Atascadero to 0.56” in Templeton to 0.50 at the Paso Robles Airport. Rocky Butte, east of Cambria, recorded 5.56”. Water levels at local reservoirs range from 54% at Lake San Antonio to 78% at Whale Rock. Lake Nacimiento has 88%. And that was before the…

New Construction on Norma’s Way

What’s going in the alley known as Norma’s Way? Just off Park Street in downtown Paso Robles, construction is underway for a restaurant in the alley near McClintock’s. The contractor recently stopped by KPRL to discuss the project. Jack West is building a restaurant in the alley next to the Paso Robles Downtown Association. He’s…

SLO Supervisors Consider New Oak Woodland Ordinance

San Luis Obispo County Supervisors to consider a new Oak Woodland Ordinance. The ordinance would restrict the removal of oak trees. Some call it a knee-jerk reaction to Stuart Resnick’s clear-cut removal of oak trees on his property near the Justin Winery. This afternoon, Richard Gonzalez will talk about the proposed Oak Woodland Ordinance on…