Holiday Magic 12.17.2018

Holiday Magic at the Charles Paddock Zoo includes exotic bird sounds. The crowds turned out to see animals like the Fusa from Madagascar open his holiday gift. Pona was excited to receive a bowling ball for Christmas. Zookeepers left the ball in the tiger cage to pick up some curious scents for the Fusa. He…

LA City Pensions 12.17.2018

Some retired city of Los Angeles employees are getting such large pensions, they exceed the IRS limits. Jack Dolan of the LA Times writing that the city established an “excess benefit plan” to pay what the pension system cannot legally cover. They used money that would otherwise be spent on city streets or to hire…

County Workers 12.17.2018

San Luis Obispo county workers returning to work today, after walking off the job for three days last week. The county workers still working without a contract. They want a 2.5% pay raise. The county offered them one half per cent increase this year, and 2% next year. The rank and file rejected it. The…

Templeton CSD 12.17.2018

The Templeton Community Services District board meets tomorrow evening. They’ll discuss the results of a survey addressing a proposed special parcel tax for fire and emergency services. They’ll also discuss adjusting rates for mid-state solid waste and recycling. That meeting gets underway tomorrow at seven at the Templeton CSD office.

Paso Robles City Council 12.17.2018

The Paso Robles city council meets tomorrow evening. They’ll conduct a hearing to solicit community input on where to draw the boundaries for the new city council district. The city council will conduct a hearing on those district boundaries for council members at their meeting tomorrow night. They’ll also discuss authorizing the police department to…

Weather 12.17.2018

Any rainfall at your place overnight? John Lindsay of PG and E says we’ll see a few showers today, diminishing tonight. Total rainfall will range between one half inch to about one and a quarter inch. That’s from the system that arrived last night, tapering off tonight. Then we’ll get sunny weather through the rest…

In Sports 12.14.2018

Two north county water polo players honored for their play with Cuesta college. Both women are from Atascadero. Sophomore Faith Archibald named Cuesta’s MVP. She also earned All America Honors. She had 87 goals and 38 assists this season. Freshman goal tender Tina Bell was named to the All Western State conference second team. She…