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Ignacio Palomar 8.24.2018

An Oceano man was sentenced yesterday to 40 years to life in prison for second degree murder. 40-year-old Ignacio Franco Palomar III had several prior convictions for assault, cruelty to a child, threatening witnesses and drug offenses. Back in 2014, Palomar punched from behind a 38-year-old man outside Ralph and Duane’s bar in Arroyo Grande.…

Abel Maldonado 8.24.2018

San Luis Obispo county code enforcement says the case against Abel Maldonado for growing organic industrial hemp is closed. No action will be taken against the former Lt. Governor. Maldonado says, “at no time did runway farms for myself ever have an illegal 30-acre cannabis grow on my ranch as reported August 9th by local…

In Sports 8.23.2018

The Atascadero Greyhound volleyball team beat Pioneer Valley 3-0. The game scores were 25-11, 25-15 and 25-14. Tonight, the Templeton girls volleyball team hosts St. Joseph at six at Templeton high school. The Eagles are undefeated at 2-0. The Knights are 0-1. High school football kicks into full gear tomorrow. The Templeton Eagles hosting Aptos…

Morro Bay Hotels 8.23.2018

Paso Robles is not the only city getting new hotels. Two new hotels going up on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay. They, however, are boutique hotels. Not nearly as big as the hotel under construction down the hill from Joe’s Place on Spring street. In Morro Bay, the Off The Hook building at 833 Embarcadero…

ECHO 8.23.2018

ECHO’s homeless shelter in Atascadero is holding a big fundraiser this weekend. It’s called the Long Walk Home. Registration to walk is at 9:30 Saturday morning. The walk begins at 10:00 am. For more information about the Long Walk Home, visit their website Echoshelter.org.

Orchard Supply Closing 8.23.2018

Lowes announces it’s closing Orchard Supply Hardware in Paso Robles by the end of the year. Lowes is closing all 99 of its Orchard Supply Hardware stores in California, Oregon and Florida to concentrate on its core home improvement business. Nothing concrete on the closing date locally, but the Paso Robles Orchard Supply Hardware is…

Gino Lopez 8.23.2018

The murder trial continues in San Luis Obispo superior court in the case of a driver who caused a fatal accident while driving under the influence on the Cuesta grade. 23-year-old Gino Lopez of Arvin caused a crash on the grade in April of 2016 that killed a 16-year-old girl from Wasco. Emily Reyes graduated…

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Jerry Greer 8.23.2018

Nine years ago, 71-year-old Jerry Greer was shot to death at his home in Templeton. For years, investigators could not identify a suspect. Now, the sheriff’s department says his son, Brian Greer of Paso Robles, is a person of interest. Brian Greer is a retired state correctional officer who worked at Soledad state prison. Sheriff’s…