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County Public Works Director 5.15.2019

The San Luis Obispo county public works director steps down after staff raises questions about his actions and leadership style. Daniel “Colt” Esenwein resigned May 5th after spending 17 days on paid administrative leave. His total compensation was about $285 thousand dollars a year. County administrative officer Wade Horton is not elaborating on the complaints…

Public Forum 5.15.2019

Tonight, Monterey Bay Community Power is conducting an informal public informational meeting at the Paso Robles Inn. It runs from 7 to 8:30 this evening. The energy company serves several municipalities in the Monterey Bay area. They’re now working with the city of Paso Robles and San Luis Obsipo county to provide renewable energy to…

Dubost Approved 5.15.2019

Tuesday evening, Dr. Curt Dubost was unanimously approved by the Paso Robles school board to be superintendent of the Paso Robles joint unified school district. Dubost’s formal approval by the school board came just after a report from the fiscal crisis and management assistance team which outlined the severe financial challenges facing the school district.…

Planning Commission 5.15.2019

The Paso Robles Planning Commission continued last night’s discussion of short term vacation rentals until Wednesday evening at 6:30. A standing room only crowd was not too pleased with the delay, but the commission said another commissioner has recused himself, so others will have to study the issues before they decide on rules for short…

Storms 5.15.2019

The mother of all may storms expected to arrive in the north county late tonight. PG and E meteorologist John Lindsay says the storm may bring one to two inches of rain overnight. Rainfall may be greater at the higher elevations. The record for may rainfall in the month of May is 4.22 inches, set…

North County Weather 5.14.2019

Mostly cloudy today, highs in the low 80’s. WNW winds up to 5 miles per hour. Tonight, cloudy, lows near 50. Tomorrow, cloudy with a 40% chance of rain. Highs in the mid 60’s SSW winds 15 to 25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for rain tomorrow night and early Thursday morning. About…

In Sports 5.14.2019

The Paso Robles High School girls softball team will play at Bullard High School Tuesday afternoon. The winner of that game will play for the CIF- Central Section, Division 1 Championship Saturday. The Atascadero girls softball team will play #3 seeded Stockdale of Bakersfield on Tuesday. If Atascadero and Paso Robles each win Tuesday, they’ll…

Movie at SLO Film Festival 5.14.2019

A controversy over a film from Monterey county which proclaims in its movie trailer that it was an official selection of the 2019 San Luis Obispo International film Festival. Wendy Edison is festival director of the San Luis Film Festival. She tells the Tribune, “Even though this film did not end up screening at the…

Measles 5.14.2019

US health officials say this year’s measles epidemic has reached 839 cases. That’s the greatest number since 1994,when 963 cases were reported. This year, that’s at the beginning of May. 23 states reported measles cases this year. The vast majority have been in New York. Most of them among unvaccinated people in orthodox Jewish communities.