Thermostat Debate 5.14.2018

Tempers are heating up over a decision by Williams to save money by raising school thermostats. Classroom volunteers say kids are dripping with sweat after Williams raises the thermostat from 72 to 77 to cut costs to offset the expense of increased district administrators. That may be why Chris Williams abruptly canceled last week’s school…

Town Hall On New California 5.14.2018

There’s discussion about several plans to divide California into two or more states. This week, the promoters of one plan will speak in Atascadero. New California divides the state in two parts. One includes urban areas from Los Angeles to San Francisco. That’s “Old California.” “New California” includes everything left, including the north county. San…

In Sports 5.11.2018

The Templeton softball team beat Nipomo 29-1 yesterday to finish the regular season undefeated. Monday the Eagles learn who they’ll play Thursday in the first round of the CIF play-offs. The Templeton baseball team lost at Orcutt Academy 4-3, but they will also advance to the play offs. They complete the regular season with a…

Mother’s Day 5.11.2018

If you’re looking for something special to do for Mother’s Day, the 8th annual Cookie Adventure is Sunday at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero. Fun zoo activities and a terrific sampling of tasty cookies. From 11-2 Sunday at the zoo in Atascadero. Admission is the same as any Sunday. This Sunday, it’s the Cookie…

820 – 5.11.2018

805, meet 820. That’s the new area code for the central coast. Th 820 area code to be introduced June 2nd, because 805 is running out of numbers. It means that beginning June second, you’ll have to dial the area code before you call local numbers. For instance, to call in to be on the…

State Budget 5.11.2018

Today, governor Jerry Brown is expected to release his final budget proposal for the fiscal year beginning July first. According to analysis, the state has about a ten billion dollars in surplus tax revenues. The governor predicted a six billion dollar surplus, but the state controller’s office says it’s $3.8 billion greater than his prediction.…

Nancy Woodrum 5.11.2018

The San Luis Obispo county sheriff’s department continues to search for information related to the disappearance of Nancy Woodrum, the owner of Strands salon on 8th and Spring in Paso Robles. If you have any information into the disappearance of Nancy Woodrum, you’re asked to call the sheriff’s department. If you’d like to remain anonymous,…

ASH Meth 5.11.2018

Officials at Atascadero State Hospital are asking how 15 patients tested positive for meth. Seven patients refused to be tested. The drug testing last month resulted in a four day lock down, so ASH officials could search the facility to try to ascertain how the patients are getting meth. ASH police using canine units conducted…