Port San Luis Harbor District

Port San Luis Harbor District has a new chief Harbor Patrol Officer. He’s Matthew Ashton, who has worked for the office since 2011. Before that, Ashton served in the US Coast Guard as a machinery technician, assistant engineering petty officer and federal law enforcement boarding officer. Ashton is still with the Coast Guard Reserve in…

Bronze tiger

The bronze tiger statue is back at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero. The statue was removed in November and received a face lift at Genesis Bronze in Paso Robles. The cost to remove, refurbish, and replace the replica was $8,500. The Friends of the Charles Paddock Zoo is soliciting donations to cover the cost…

Atascadero counterfeiter

Atascadero police are looking for a man passing fake $100 bills.
Police have recovered surveillance video from several businesses. They released video of the man wearing a bright, multicolored hoodie.
You can see the man’s photo on the Atascadero Police website.
Anyone who receives the counterfeit bills is encouraged to contact the Atascadero police.

MUST! Charities

MUST! Charities announced a $500,000 four-year partnership with El Camino Homeless Organization. ECHO, as it’s known, is the North County’s only homeless shelter. It is based in Atascadero. The shelter plans to use the money to improve energy efficiency to reduce utility costs; invest in solar panels; create a laundry facility addition; and research other…

Chris Bausch And Paso Robles School Board

More conflict for the Paso Robles School District. The board of trustees voting Tuesday night to request censure of fellow board member, Chris Bausch. Trustee Joel Peterson cast a dissenting vote. Censure is an official reprimand by the board. Two trustees on the school board alleging that Bausch made inappropriate comments on a “local radio…

Gersh Big Brother

A Paso Robles man named California’s Big Brother of the Year. Jacob Gersh was nominated by his 13-year-old Little Brother, Arual of San Miguel. They were matched two years ago. Gersh was recognized for the positive impact he’s had in Arual’s life. Arual is on track to achieve his long-term goals of becoming a chef…

Supervisor Peschong in San Miguel

Supervisor John Peschong will be in San Miguel this afternoon to meet with residents. Peschong to hold officer hours at the Parish Hall behind Mission San Miguel from 2-4 this afternoon. Peschong will be available in San Miguel the first Thursday afternoon of the month.

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…

Vandenberg

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.