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…

Phillips 66 Will Not Abandon Rail Spur Project

Phillips 66 will not appeal County Supervisors rejection of their proposal to build a rail spur to transport crude oil to their Nipomo refinery, but they explore a legal reversal of that decision. Phillips 66 did not file an appeal before Friday’s deadline. But a spokesman tells the Tribune they are not abandoning the plan.…