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In Sports 3.23.2021

The Cal Poly baseball team beats C-Sun yesterday in Northridge 10-8. Redshirt freshman Brooks Lee hits a home run and two singles, driving in five runs to lead the offense. The Mustangs host UC San Diego this weekend. No fans, but the Mustangs are attracting about a dozen professional scouts to each of their games…

Love Your Inmate 3.23.2021

Over the weekend, a plane flew over Lompoc federal prison with a sign that read, “FCC prisoners, you are not forgotten.” The message paid for by a local coalition called, Love Your Inmate. The coalition organized the plane flyover Saturday. Community members gathered at a park in Lompoc to watch the fly over.

Fire Station 30 in Paso Robles 3.23.2021

That old fire station on Ramada drive in Paso Robles has finally been renovated, and crews are back living in fire station 30. The fire station was decommissioned back in 2018 because of the building’s bad condition. The California department of general services allocated $6.5 million dollars to build a new fire station. For the…

SLO Co Covid Update 3.23.2021

San Luis Obispo county health department reports 71 new cases of coronavirus over the weekend. That’s the number of people testing positive. The total since they began testing a year ago is now 20,260 who have tested positive for the virus. To date, 253 people with the virus died in San Luis Obispo county, although…

PRJUSD 3.23.2021

The Paso Robles school board meets tonight virtually. The board has a long agenda, which is available on the district website. It includes a report on a new ethnic studies class for students at the high school. The board is also expecting more calls from citizens angry about a proposal to close Georgia Brown elementary…

Atascadero City Council 3.23.2021

Atascadero city council meets at six this evening, virtually. The council is expected to proclaim March 24th as equal pay day. The council will discuss a proposed sewer rate increase. They will also get a report on coronavirus. The city is working on a new emergency evacuation program. Each neighborhood as a zone, which describes…

In Sports 3.22.2021

High school football gets underway with Templeton, Paso Robles and Atascadero seeing action. The Templeton Eagles against the Wasco Tigers Friday night at Templeton high school. The Eagles had a 25-0 lead at half-time. They hung on to win, 39-22. Coach Crow says the players were glad to be back on the field playing football.…

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Other Stories This Monday 3.22.2021

Friday, the governor signs another bill related to coid-19. It will give millions of workers up to two weeks of supplemental paid sick leave to take time off to get vaccinated, isolate themselves from exposure or deal with the effects of the virus. The governor says, “Paid sick leave gives workers the time they need…

Atascadero Sewer Rates 3.22.2021

Tomorrow night, the Atascadero city council will discuss an increase in sewer rates. That increase would generate just over one half million dollars. The discussion will also include spending $7,500 related to the Proposition 218 majority protest process. We’ll learn more tomorrow night how much that sewer increase would cost the residents of Atascadero. Their…