North County Weather

Mostly sunny today with highs this afternoon in the low 70’s. More of the same tomorrow. Then look for increasing clouds and rain on Thursday and Friday. A chance of rain Saturday, then sunny skies on Sunday. A chance of rain on Presidents Day. Highs in the low 70’s today and tomorrow. Overnight lows in…

WalMart

WalMart officials inform Atascadero city officials they are not going to follow through on plans to build a retail shopping center in Atascadero. The new WalMart store was projected to generate about $600 thousand dollars a year in tax revenue the city. WalMart is reportedly looking for a buyer for the land, but is pledging…

ICE

President Trump is taking credit for raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in Los Angeles, North Carolina, Georgia, New York, Illinois and Texas. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is better known as ICE. More than 150 criminals who were in the US illegally were arrested in Los Angeles. Trump describes them as gang members, drug dealers…

Highway Reopens

Highway 41 reopened between Atascadero and Morro Bay over the weekend. For the next two weeks, one-way traffic control will be in effect from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm. That’s so crews can continue work on 41. The highway closed January 6th because of rock and mudslides near Cerro Alto.

Home Invasion Atascadero

Seven men were arrested early Saturday morning in Atascadero after a home invasion robbery on the 8400 block of San Gregorio Road. Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call around 2:30 early Saturday morning. They stopped two vehicles leaving the area and took the suspects into custody. Atascadero Police say a large amount of cash and…

Planned Parenthood

Face-off at Planned Parenthood in San Luis Saturday. Protestors on both sides of the abortion issue stood outside the office on Pismo Street. Those opposed to abortion on one side of the street. Those who believe women have a right to abortion on the other side. Nearby, Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal spoke at Emerson Park,…

Coastal Commission

The California Coastal Commission names Jack Ainsworth the new executive director at a meeting Friday in Newport Beach. The commission fired his predecessor at a contentious meeting held in Morro Bay last year. Ainsworth has been interim director since March. The 59-year-old Ainsworth has been with the Coastal Commission for nearly three decades.

Highway 41

Highway 41 may reopen in the next few days.  Cal Trans will make an announcement later today.   Spokesman Jim Shivers says the state agency will make an official announcement regarding the road today. Highway 51 has been closed since January 6th because of a big rock and mudslide near Cerro Alto. The weather will be…

Paul Hoover

Paul Hoover of Still Waters Vineyards named Paso Robles wine industry Person of the Year. Hoover honored in part of his efforts promoting sustainable farming and Paso Robles wine country. The award is given by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. It will be presented by Gary Eberle at the Wine Alliance’s Annual Gala.

The Philadelphia Story

Sunday is the annual Valentines Movie at Park Cinema in Paso Robles. This year, the feature film is the 1940 classic, The Philadelphia Story, starring Katherine Hepburn, James Stewart and Carrie Grant. The movie begins at 7:00. $12 admission includes popcorn, soda, Champagne chocolates and romance. The annual valentines movie. The Valentines Movie is a…