Bronze Tiger

The bronze tiger statue is not returning to the front of the Charles Paddock Zoo today. The tiger was scheduled to be put back in the flamingo enclosure at night noon. That has been cancelled because of the rain. The 1700-pound statue was removed to get a facelift and makeover. The total cost of the…

Wine4Paws

Today, Hearthstone Estate Vineyard is offering truffle wine pairings with a donation to Wine4Paws. Hearthstone Estate is located on Vineyard Drive, one mile north of Highway 46 West. The truffle wine pairings will be offered from now until five this afternoon.

Storm

Batten down the hatches. Another storm arriving today in the North County. Moderate rain will continue tonight. Then an intense, low-pressure storm will move down the coast late tonight. That storm will bring winds and heavy rain. Wind gusts may reach 50 miles per hour. Heavy rainfall will total between two and three and a…

Seven Men Charged with Atascadero Home Invasion Robbery

Seven men arrested in connection with a home invasion robbery in Atascadero early Saturday morning are expected to be arraigned today. The suspects allegedly entered the victims home, identified themselves as law enforcement officers, held the victims at gunpoint and restrained them. One victim freed himself and called 911. During the robbery, two men used…

Jim Hill

Arroyo Grande’s Mayor is to be investigated for violating the Brown Act. Jim Hill is accused of sharing confidential information from closed-session meetings, including an employment contract which had not yet been approved. Among the accusations, there are claims that Hill shared his city email password with his wife. And he allegedly discussed confidential information…

Rental Inspection in San Luis

Tonight, San Luis Obispo City Council will conduct a town hall discussion of the rental housing inspection program. The event to be held at the San Luis Obispo Veterans Memorial Building. The rental inspection program was proposed by former mayor Jan Marx. Pundits feel it cost her the election, because so many people were opposed…

Marcia Torgerson

An Atascadero icon steps down. City Clerk Marcia Torgerson retires after 20 years of service to the community. Lara Christenson will step up from deputy city clerk to city clerk on march 6th. Torgerson was appointed as clerk in 1996. She has been re-elected since then. She coordinated the city hall annex project after the…

Paddle Board

Atascadero City Council last night amends an ordinance governing watercraft on Atascadero Lake to include paddle boards. The council votes unanimously to approve the amendment allowing paddle boards on the lake. The vote was 4-0. Councilwoman Heather Moreno was absent at last night’s meeting because she has the flu.

WalMart

Atascadero city officials reacting to the abrupt announcement from Wal-Mart last Friday that they are not building a store in Atascadero. Mayor Tom O’Malley tells kprl the city is already looking at alternatives. The Atascadero city council will be having a strategic planning workshop at city hall this weekend. They’ll be looking for input from…