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Another Tax 6.28.2019

Some property owners in downtown San Luis Obispo are upset about a proposed new tax on the property-based improvement district to pay for so called Ambassadors who will counsel homeless people about cleanliness issues in downtown. Some are upset that a minority group of 100 property owners should be taxed $400,000 to fund the services.…

Congressman Devin Nunes 6.28.2019

Congressman Devin Nunes will appear later today at a republican party fundraiser near Pismo Beach. The central valley congressman is a strong supporter of President Donald Trump. People in the south county democratic party say they are organizing a protest this afternoon, outside the fundraiser. In April a fundraiser scheduled in Fresno county was canceled…

Colonel Bill Hatch 6.28.2019

A ceremony to be held tomorrow morning to honor and remember Colonel Bill Hatch, who died recently after a battle with cancer. Colonel Hatch began his army career in 1968, when he reported to West Point. After graduating from the US military academy, Hatch commanded an Apache attack helicopter battalion that spearheaded the Iraqi republican…

Neil Bernard Olsen 6.27.2019

One sad note this morning. Neil Olsen died last week after complications from a routine heart procedure. Olsen lived in Paso Robles for over sixty years. He attended Cal Poly back in 1954 and began farming in Paso Robles after he got out of the army in 1961. He and his wife Gisela were the…

Contour Airlines 6.27.2019

Contour Airlines is adding direct flights between San Luis Obispo and Las Vegas. The airlines will fly direct four days a week beginning on October 17th. The plane carries 37 passengers, but contour removed seven seats to give passengers more leg room. The introductory price for a flight from San Luis to Sin City is…

Bynum 6.27.2019

The Atascadero man accused of the fatal stabbing in Shandon June first made his first court appearance yesterday. 26-year-old Kejuan Guy Bynum is charged with the murder of Christopher Vento Wilson of Paso Robles. Bynum faces several enhancements for allegedly using a knife and violating his parole. He previously served time in state prison for…

Diablo Closure 6.27.2019

A new study by UC Berkeley indicates closing the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant will reduce economic activity in San Luis Obispo county by $801 million dollars. The study was mandated by senate bill 968. It found the closure of Diablo would have less impact than previous estimates. An earlier estimate put the figure at…

Monterey Bay Power in Atascadero 6.27.2019

Monterey Bay Community Power won over the cities of San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay and Paso Robles. At the rotunda Tuesday night, JR Killegrew of Monterey Bay Community Power pitched Atascadero city council. Killigrew says Monterey Bay Community Power calculated the cost savings for Atascadero, and the savings is in the millions for the city…