WalMart

Atascadero city officials reacting to the abrupt announcement from Wal-Mart last Friday that they are not building a store in Atascadero. Mayor Tom O’Malley tells kprl the city is already looking at alternatives. The Atascadero city council will be having a strategic planning workshop at city hall this weekend. They’ll be looking for input from…

Animal Shelter

The Atascadero city council approves a plan to pay the county just under $2 million dollars for their share of a new county animal shelter. Councilwoman Roberta Fonzi had some issues with the county’s proposal. She was concerned about the high cost per animal. Fonzi also talked about the construction cost per square foot, saying…

CMC Guard

A correctional officer claims she was forced to take an unpaid leave at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis because she became pregnant. Amanda Van Fleet files a lawsuit against the California Department of Corrections. She also wants the state to write policies prohibiting discrimination against pregnant women.

Rental Inspection in San Luis

Tomorrow night, San Luis Obispo City Council will conduct a town hall discussion of the rental housing inspection program. The event to be held at the San Luis Obispo Veterans Memorial Building. The rental inspection program was proposed by former mayor Jan Marx. Pundits feel it cost her the election, because so many people were…

Valentine’s Day Luncheon

A big crowd at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles yesterday for the annual Sweet Art Fundraising Luncheon. Marjorie Hamon honored as the sweetheart this year. She says she’s proud to help raise money for art education provided by Studios on the Park. The annual Sweet Art Fundraising Luncheon a great success yesterday at…

Food and Farm News for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day means brisk business for North County florists. This year’s midweek Valentine’s Day allows for more at-work floral deliveries. California flower growers and wholesalers say the timing will be a boom to the business. Demand for all flower varieties is up, with a rising interest in locally and sustainably grown blooms. Those requests coming…

Atascadero City Council

Atascadero City Council to meet tonight at the Rotunda. The council will consider an ordinance to prohibit wind surfing on Atascadero lake, but still allow paddle boats. The council is also expected to exchange Valentine cards with each other and with city staff.

Sting Operation

Three North County business caught selling alcohol to minors during a sting operation conducted last Friday. The sheriff’s office Alcohol Compliance Team used an underage decoy to attempt to buy alcohol at 10 businesses in the San Miguel, Templeton, Santa Margarita and rural Paso Robles areas. Three businesses violated the law when the clerk did…