Equipment Expo Running For 52nd Year 2.15.2019

More than 100,000 people attended the three-day world AG Expo in Tulare, which ended yesterday. It’s considered the largest event of its kind in the world. The expo features nearly 1,500 exhibitors who display farm equipment, supplies and technology. Attendees also participate in farm tours and go to seminars on irrigation, dairy production, marketing and…

Marijuana Money 2.15.2019

Plans to fund youth programs with tax revenue from cannabis cultivation and pot sales is not manifesting. The state told voters that after marijuana was legalized there would be programs to teach youth how to avoid substance abuse. The money for those programs is not coming in like state bureaucrats planned. According to Robert Harris,…

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Paseo Nuevo 2.15.2019

In Santa Barbara, Paseo Nuevo is getting a $20 million dollar upgrade. The renovation is part of a lease deal with the city through 2065. The Santa Barbara city council approved a development agreement this week that includes 156 thousand square feet. Paseo Nuevo will also donate $200,000 to the city for services for the…

Paso Market Place 2.15.2019

Meanwhile in Paso Robles, construction work continues on Spring and 18th. The Paso Market Walk going in where Hometown Nursery used to be. Although the rain showers have interrupted work, that project is making good progress. JW Design is building a cluster of restaurants, retail stores and several vacation rentals on the property. The developer…

Atascadero 2.15.2019

If you’ve driven El Camino real near the Carlton hotel in downtown Atascadero, you’ve probably noticed the construction work on the freeway side of El Camino Real. That’s going to be the Colony Market and Deli. It’s scheduled to open next month at the corner of El Camino Real and Traffic Way. Mike Zappas and…

Car Accidents 2.15.2019

A flurry of minor traffic accidents yesterday related to the rain storms. In Arroyo Grande, a high school student was seriously injured yesterday after the truck he was riding in struck a tree off highway 101. That was around 12:30 yesterday. The driver of the truck had just turned from Grand avenue onto 101. The…

Rain 2.15.2019

The rain continues in the north county. Are you surprised by all the rain? You may remember back in November, PG and E meteorologist John Lindsey predicted a moderate el Nino. He used elaborate weather forecasting equipment and mathematics. Lindsey also invoked an old technique used by farmers and ranchers in predicting a wet winter…

In Sports 2.14.2019

A double header at War Memorial stadium yesterday, but it wasn’t the Bearcats. The Templeton high school soccer teams used the stadium for a couple playoff games because their field was unplayable. The girls soccer team beat Hoover of Fresno 2-0. Then the boys took on Washington Union, a highly regarded soccer team from the…

San Rafael 2.14.2019

People in San Rafael reject an effort by some to change the name of the Dixie school district. The school district in 150-year-old northern California community is named after a Native American, Mary Dixie. Some are demanding the community change the name of the school district, saying it came from confederate sympathizers. Not so, according…