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Pool at PRJUSD 03.09.2022

At last night’s Paso Robles school board meeting, chief business officer Brad Pawlowski outlined for the board the cost of building a revised, smaller pool complex at the high school. There was a lot of public testimony, including a father’s account of his son being struck by a hit and run driver as he rode…

Atascadero City Council Meeting 3.08.2022

Atascadero city council returned to in person meetings last night. City manager Rachelle Rickard said the return to the rotunda caused a few technical challenges, but that it was good to be in person again. There was a public hearing to discuss community development block grant funding recommendations. The council discussed an ordinance to amend the…

SLO County Killer Up For Parole 03.04.2022

A Paso Robles man convicted of the 1999 murder of a San Luis Obispo woman could soon be released. Michael Anthony Morgan, who was convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison, has a parole suitability hearing on March 29th. Morgan confessed to murdering 36-year-old Angelina Roe in May…

Former SLO Developer Gets Early Release 03.03.2022

Former San Luis Obispo County developer Kelly Gearhart was released from federal prison Wednesday, one year early. Gearhart was serving a nine-year sentence related to a lending scheme in which he and hard-money lender James Miller bilked investors out of millions of dollars. More than 1,200 investors, primarily seniors, placed nearly $100 million with Miller…

Car Fire Shuts Down 101 in Pismo 03.03.2022

A car fire on Highway 101 near the Five Cities Drive in Pismo Beach temporary shut down the southbound lanes on Wednesday. Shortly after 11 a.m., callers reported a vehicle with flames shooting out from the car’s underside on Highway 101. While firefighters battled the blaze, Pismo Beach police officers directed traffic through the city.…