Holiday Shopping 12.19.2018

Economists expect this Christmas holiday shopping season to be a strong one for several reasons. Unemployment is at its lowest rate in nearly 50 years and wage growth is picking up. Consumer confidence is near record highs. A survey by the national retail federation is projecting holiday spending to grow by more than 4% this…

Paso Cares 12.19.2018

Paso Cares Warming Station remains open overnights as the cold temperatures continue. Daily meals are served in an empty lot. You may remember the Second Baptist church used to feed the homeless at their church on Riverside, but the homeless people would not refrain from defecating in the backyard of the church, so they stopped…

Arroyo Grande Chase 12.19.2018

Arroyo Grande police arrest a 14-year-old boy after he allegedly led them on a chase through town in a stolen car. Around 11:30, police spotted the car and tried to pull it over. The driver continued driving with police in pursuit. During the chase the driver threw something out of the vehicle. That object was…

Paso Robles School District 12.19.2018

The Paso Robles school board will conduct a special emergency board meeting tomorrow afternoon at one. The meeting will be primarily a closed session meeting to allow the board members to meet with legal counsel to discuss anticipated litigation. They will also discuss the appointment of an interim superintendent. He’s already been selected. This is…

In Sports 12.18.2018

The Atascadero boys basketball team hosts San Luis Obispo tonight. That game begins at 6:45 tonight at Atascadero high school. San Luis Obispo’s coach still upset that the team’s star player from last year’s team transferred to Mission College Prep. Last year, 6-2 inch freshman guard Assani Berkeley led the Tigers into the CIF state…

Florida Study on Abuse 12.18.2018

A new study in Florida found a four-fold increase in reports of child abuse on the Saturdays immediately following the distribution of report cards. The study was published in the journal of American medical association pediatrics yesterday. It is based on statistics from the Florida department of children and families. The idea for the research…