John’s Video Palace 5.29.2019

John’s Video Palace is closing its store in Atascadero. John’s Video Palace has operated since 1988 on El Camino Real. It will rent its last movie on June 19th. Owner John Taft says the store will close for a day, then reopen on June 21st to begin selling thousands of movies. That sale will continue…

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Knockout Jail Stay 5.29.2019

A San Luis Obispo building inspector who struck and knocked out a woman at a bar in Avila Beach says he wants to do time in a pay-to-stay jail in southern California. In a plea bargain, 39-year-old Christopher Olcutt plead guilty to misdemeanor battery with great bodily injury. You may remember the story. He slammed…

ATM Theft 5.29.2019

Atascadero police report the attempted theft of an ATM from a bank on El Camino Real. Police responded at 10:35 Monday night to Pacific Premier bank, located in the 7400 block of El Camino. Witnesses reported seeing construction equipment on the scene and suspects attempting to steal an ATM machine. When officers arrived, they discovered…

PRJUSD School Board 5.29.2019

The Paso Robles school board held a special meeting last night at the district office on Niblick road. The trustees celebrated three students headed to girls and boys state conventions in Sacramento. The five day program includes high school representatives from high schools all over California. Gabriela Clayton will attend girls state. Robert Snypes and…

Talk on the Block 5.29.2019

“Talk on the Block” begins tonight in Atascadero. It’s an opportunity for residents to tell the chamber of commerce how they feel about issues facing Atascadero. The first session is from 6-7 tonight at Atascadero United Methodist church on El Camino Real in south Atascadero. Tomorrow night at Community Church of Atascadero. Mayor Heather Moreno…

Wine Spectator 5.28.2019

Paso Robles gets an 11-page spread in the June 30th issue of Wine Spectator magazine. The feature compliments Paso Robles. It says the city has “great wine, delicious food, luxury digs and small town charm.” The articles discusses several local wineries including Daou Vineyards and Winery, Herman Story Wines, Tablas Creek Vineyard and Linne Calodo.…

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Other Stories Tuesday May 28, 2019

Two vans stolen from the Atascadero school district recovered Friday night. They were located at Hope Lutheran church, not far from the district transportation center, where they were stolen. School district employees discovered someone had broken into one of the buildings and stolen two vans. A member of the community called police and advised them…

Vaping by Paso Middle Schoolers 5.28.2019

Nine Paso Robles students at Lewis Middle School received emergency medical attention Friday after using a cannabis vape pen. Assistant superintendent Jennifer Gaviola said the nine students were evaluated for symptoms resulting from inhaling vape pen-concentrated cannabis at school. All of the students were treated and then released to their parents or school officials. None…