PG and E – 4.24.2019

Your PG and E bill may be going up. On Monday, the utility requested permission from the California Public Utilities Commission to hike rates to address massive liabilities sustained in lawsuits filed after the northern California wildfires. It means the average household’s electricity and natural gas bill could go up about $22 a month. Southern…

ASH Patients 4.24.2019

Staffers at Atascadero State Hospital say about 80 patients have no easy access to toilets and drinking water. They say this has continued for nine days, and that it’s creating increasingly unsanitary conditions at the hospital. One staffer tells the Tribune, “conditions are slowly turning into Lord of the Flies.” State officials says a contractor…

Poultry Issues Close Events at Fair 4.24.2019

The California mid-state fair cancels youth poultry shows at the fair for 2019. The decision based on a variety of factors including recommendations from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. It’s due to the outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease in California. The mid-state fair joins other fairs and poultry organizations which have also canceled…

Atascadero City Council 4.24.2019

Last night, the Atascadero city council honored Atascadero Kiwanis on their 50th anniversary. Several dozen Kiwanis members attended the council meeting at the historic rotunda. Representatives presented proclamations from state assemblyman Jordan Cunningham, and state senator Bill Monning. city councilwoman Heather Newsome read a proclamation from the city. The council unanimously approved updates to zoning…

Groundwater Sustainability Meeting 4.24.2019

The Paso Robles Groundwater Cooperative Committee meets at 4:00 this afternoon at the Paso Robles library conference room. The group will work on the groundwater sustainability plan. Supervisor Debbie Arnold is an alternate to the group, but she will be the county’s voting member today because supervisor John Peschong is doing county business elsewhere and…

Jaime Umphenour, host

Sound Off – Tue 04/23/2019

Jaime Umphenour is the host of “Sound-Off”, the longest running talk show on the Central Coast. She brings to the show an eclectic range of guests from Authors to Artists, business owners to politicians, and everyone in between. Tune in to Sound Off every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.     Today’s guests: *Lutheran Church of…