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California Valley Pot Farms 8.17.2018

Judge Barry la Barbera blocks the county from destroying marijuana plants on a farm in the California Valley. It’s a test case filed by the California Valley Cultural Growers Association. That group includes dozens of pot farm owners who have been told by the county to remove their plants. Hundreds of cannabis farms sprouted in…

Lompoc Fires 8.17.2018

In Lompoc, riverbed fires may be related to the eviction of homeless people living in the Santa Ynez riverbed. 15 fires have started in the riverbed this year. The most recent was yesterday afternoon, shortly after eviction notices were given to the riverbed encampments. None of the fires appear to be an arson, although police…

Atascadero Fire 8.17.2018

A wildfire burned about ten acres yesterday afternoon in Atascadero. The brush fire started near the corner of Gabardo and Tampico roads about 4:15 yesterday afternoon. Chris Elms of Cal Fire tells KSBY the fire threatened several structures on Rocky Canyon road. Fire fighting units from Atascadero, Templeton and Cal Fire responded. Firefighters stopped the…

Cruise Night 8.17.2018

Atascadero gearing up for one of the biggest events all year. Cruisin’ Weekend, which kicks off tonight with Hot El Camino Cruise Night. That’s down El Camino Real tonight. Tomorrow, there’s a big car show at Atascadero lake park. Then, dancing in the street tomorrow night with five live bands in the downtown colony district.…

Cannabis 8.16.2018

Cannabis growers in the California Valley face big fines. After supervisors adopted new rules regulating cannabis growers, the county is asking those cultivators to remove their crops. Some growers who bought land when medical cultivation was allowed, are going to court asking a judge to postpone action against them. Their lawsuit asking judge Barry la…

Paso Robles Police Sergeant 8.16.2018

A Paso Robles police officer is on paid administrative leave while the sheriff’s office investigates charges of assault. Christopher Mcguire has been on paid administrative leave since May. Details have not been released, but Tony Cipola of the sheriff’s department says the results of the investigation have been forwarded to the district attorney’s office. They’ll…

Paso Robles City Council 8.16.2018

It’s official, in Paso Robles, two mayoral candidates and four city council candidates. Mayor Steve Martin running for reelection. He’s being challenged by councilman Jim Reed. Four candidates for two positions on the council. Incumbent John Hamon is running for reelection. Also in the race, Maria Elena Garcia, Andy Pekema and Michael Rivera. The general…

Atascadero Cruisin’ Weekend 8.16.2018

The city of Atascadero gearing up for one of the biggest events of the year. 2018 Cruisin’ Weekend. Hot El Camino Cruise Nite on Friday. Mid State Cruizers car show at Atascadero lake park Saturday from 10-3. Dancing in the streets from 5-10. Lots of dance entertainment, and five bands performing in downtown Atascadero. Cruisin’…

Superintendent 8.16.2018

The Paso Robles school district board of trustees votes 6-1 to approve an employment agreement with superintendent Chris Williams. The agreement stipulates that Williams receives $214 thousand dollars-a-year and $500 a month vehicle stipend. He receives other generous benefits, including insurance, dues and fees for membership in local organizations. When Williams is terminated, he will…