US News Rankings 5.15.2018

Paso Robles high school and an alternative school in Atascadero, listed among the top high schools in California by US news and World report. The national magazine ranked the top high schools in the county according to graduation rates and preparation for college. Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo high schools listed among the top…

State of the North County 5.15.2018

The state of the north county. That’s the subject of a meeting hosted by the Atascadero, Paso Robles and Tempelton chambers of commerce. The event is from 8:30 this morning until 11 at Springhill Suites Marriott at 900 El Camino Real in Atascadero. The event provides attendees a progress report on the local economy from…

Beechwood Project 5.15.2018

Tonight, Paso Robles city council to revisit the Beechwood project. A housing development proposed for east Paso Robles bordering Creston and Beechwood roads. At a previous meeting, neighbors spoke out against 915 new homes in the Beechwood project. Mayor Steve Martin suggests that the city council has no choice but to approve the development. Tonight,…

In Sports 5.14.2018

Today, several local high school teams will learn if they’re going to the CIF play-offs, and whom they will be playing in the first round. The Templeton softball team will likely play at home Thursday, after finishing the regular season undefeated at 22-0. The Templeton baseball team may also play a first round game at…

3,000 Pounds of Pot 5.14.2018

Narcotics detectives seized 300 pounds of pot in a smuggling operation in a remote part of Santa Barbara county. 18 Mexican drug smugglers arrested. Around 4:45 Saturday morning, detectives spotted a truck in the Arroyo Quemada area, north of Refugio state beach. The officers followed it southbound on 101. The truck got off the freeway…

Dreamers 5.14.2018

Twelve north county dreamers at Paso Robles and Shandon high schools receive $500 scholarships to attend college. The Hispanic Business Association, the Hispanic Community Foundation and five local businesses awarding the students scholarship at an awards ceremony held recently at the San Miguel Parish hall. The HBA has awarded scholarships for the past five years.…

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…