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SLO Employee 4.18.2019

An employee with the city of San Luis Obispo is placed on paid administrative leave after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge. Christopher Matthew Olcutt is a building inspector in the city’s community development department. He was tried for felony battery, but that trial ended in a hung jury. In a plea bargain, he…

Templeton TAAG 4.18.2019

Cannabis comes before the Templeton Area Advisory Group at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting this evening. TAAG was reorganized in the elections last month. At tonight’s meeting, TAAG board will review the status of a previously submitted allocation for a cannabis grow on south El Pomar road. The applicant is CB Farms. You can check…

Paso Robles City Council 4.18.2019

On Tuesday night, the Paso Robles city council moved another step closer to district elections. The item was on the consent agenda, so there was not much discussion. After it was approved, city manager Tom Frutchey explained what its passage means to the city. The district map allows each sitting council member to run in…

Murder 4.18.2019

Two Atascadero murders back in the late 70’s finally solved thanks to DNA evidence and hard work by sheriff’s detective Clint Cole. Jane Antunez and Patricia Dwyer were each sexually assaulted and stabbed to death by an unknown assailant. DNA linked Arthur Rudy Martinez to the murders. The DNA evidence was supported by a witness.…

In Sports 4.17.2019

The Paso Robles Bearcat baseball team lost to Righetti 8-4 yesterday at Barnhart Field. The teams play again Thursday in Santa Maria. The Paso Robles softball team played in a tournament in Clovis. Yesterday, they lost to Buchanon 19-2. Buchanon is ranked #9 in the country. Then, they beat Redwood of Visalia 6-2. Jaiden Ralston…

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Other Stories This Wednesday 4.17.2019

The CHP honors a California motorcycle cop who was killed by a drunk driver. A memorial held yesterday in Riverside. Among the hundreds who attended, governor Gavin Newsom. In Carpinteria, a 39-year-old man abandons his daughter for hours, leaving her in a parked car when police located him, he jumped in the ocean and swam…

Traffic Calming 4.17.2019

Another traffic calming workshop today in Atascadero. Today, however, the planning department staffers are moving outdoors. This afternoon at Farmer’s Market at the Sunken Gardens, they will be asking for people’s take on the proposal to change the Streetscape on El Camino Real in downtown Atascadero to calm traffic and improve pedestrian safety.

Paso Robles City Council 4.17.2019

Paso Robles Police Chief Ty Lewis told the city council Tuesday night, the department is understaffed by about 20 officers. Lewis told the council that response time averages 15 minutes per call, as a result. The council heard testimony from several citizens, including John Gannon, who complained about the theft and annoyance of homeless people…