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Paso Robles 8.22.2019

Although Tuesday’s Paso Robles city council meeting was brief and not well-attended, city administrators touched on some important topics. Among them, future development. City manager Tom Frutchey told the council that it’s likely developers will break ground next year on the Olsen and Chandler ranch developments. That means 1300-1400 new homes on the east side…

GSA Meeting 8.22.2019

The Paso Robles Groundwater Sustainability Agency met Wednesday at the Paso Robles library conference room. The agency includes representatives from the city of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo county, Shandon-San Juan water district and San Miguel. About 50 people in attendance learned that the draft plan for the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin has been finalized…

Sherry Gong 8.22.2019

Sherry Gong pleads guilty to three felony counts of grand theft by embezzlement. The 48-year-old wife of county clerk recorder Tommy Gong entered her pleas yesterday in San Luis superior court. The district attorney’s office issues a news release saying that superior court judge Jacquelyn Duffy will grant Gong probation. Duffy made no promises how…

North County Weather 8.21.2019

Sunny today, highs near 100. NNW winds 5-10 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows near 60. NNW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs in the upper 90’s. NNW winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for temperatures cooling off to the low 80’s on Friday. Low 90’s this weekend.

In Sports 8.21.2019

High school football begins officially on Friday. Templeton and Atascadero on the road. Paso Robles at home against a team from the valley. Templeton head coach Don Crow explains that the central section created three conferences with the addition of Mission Prep, which converted from 8-man to 12-man this season. The Templeton Eagles open play…

Lawsuit 8.21.2019

More controversy over the Grand View apartments, at the south end of Spring street. The 54-unit complex just north of Niblick has inspired a lawsuit. Tenants are suing the landlords, Ebrahim and Fahima Madadis of Santa Barbara. An inspector hired by the owners determined the complex is not safe for tenants and that all tenants…

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San Miguel 8.21.2019

A skimmer device discovered at a gas station in San Miguel. A clerk at the station noticed some suspicious activity on the surveillance video system and called the sheriff’s department. Deputies discovered a skimmer device on six of the eight fuel pumps. They are illegal card readers attached to the payment terminals. The skimmer devices…

Roadwork and Portables 8.21.2019

The nightmare on Spring street on the first day of school included roadwork north of 24th. Ditus Esperanza explained to Paso Robles city council last night what is going on there. A new water line is being installed, now that the sewer line is done. That work will continue for a few more weeks. The…

Riverbed Clean Up 8.21.2019

Paso Robles city council getting a report last night about Salinas riverbed clean-up fire chief Jonathon Stornetta telling the council about the operation. He says the masticator is going to start clearing the riverbed around 9 this morning. You may see it working near the Niblick bridge. The intent is to reduce the fire hazard…

North County Weather 8.20.2019

Sunny today after morning clouds, highs in the low 90’s. WNW winds 10-15 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows in the mid 50’s. NNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs in the upper 90’s. WNW winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for warmer temperatures returning mid week. Thursday,…