Snow Pack

The Sierra Nevada snowpack is the best in more than 30 years. As a percent of normal for the Sierra, the snowpack now stands at 185%. Last year, it was 84%. The snow pack provides about one-third of the water used in California as the snow melts over spring and summer. It’s used by farmers…


Did you see the Atlas V rocket lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base yesterday? The rocked launch occurred at 9:49 yesterday morning. The 190 foot United Launch Alliance Booster blasted off from Space Launch Complex-3 on South Base. The booster carried a top-secret spacecraft for the National Reconnaissance Office into space.

Pot Business

The City of Atascadero started the discussion, now San Luis Obispo County planners want your input on what rules to impose on commercial marijuana activities. They’d like the input before the state begins issuing licenses to commercial operations next year. Proposition 64, which voters approved in November, started the ball rolling toward retail marijuana outlets.…

Planning Commission

The Paso Robles Planning Commission gives the go head for the Cabernet Links RV Resort and Golf Course. 290 RV spaces will be built around the Links Golf Course near the intersection of Jardine and Beacon Roads. Plans include walking trails, a wine tasting or brewery location, a convenience store and a restaurant. Some neighbors…


The bronze tiger returns to the Atascadero Zoo at 10:00 this morning. The tiger was removed for a facelift. Plans to return him two weeks ago were postponed because of the rain. The schedule calls for the 1700-pound bronze tiger to go back into the flamenco area at the front of the zoo this morning.


The bronze tiger statue is returning to the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero at ten tomorrow morning.

A previous attempt was rained out.

Sunshine is forecast Thursday, so they’ll relocate the 1700-pound bronze statue tomorrow morning.

A welcome back party for the tiger is schedule for Saturday, March 11th from 10-12 noon.

David Nwaba

A former Cal Poly basketball player signs a ten-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. David Nwaba has played recently with the L.A. D-Fenders. He’s been average 13.9 points a game shooting 64.5%. He’s also had 7 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game. His ten day contract is worth about $31,000. If he…

S Lombardi

A San Luis Obispo advertising and public relations agency wins 19 awards from the Western Fairs Association for its work promoting several California fairs. S. Lombardi and associates won awards for advertising for the Salinas Valley Fair, Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival, Santa Barbara County Fair, the San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz county…

VP for Diversity

Cal Poly names a new vice president and chief officer for diversity and inclusion. Jozi De Leon will being her new role in July. She will report directly to President Jeffrey Armstrong. Cal Poly says De Leon will be ‚Äúresponsible for promoting and implementing equity and diversity programs in support of an inclusive working and…