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Traffic Calming 4.17.2019

Another traffic calming workshop today in Atascadero. Today, however, the planning department staffers are moving outdoors. This afternoon at Farmer’s Market at the Sunken Gardens, they will be asking for people’s take on the proposal to change the Streetscape on El Camino Real in downtown Atascadero to calm traffic and improve pedestrian safety.

Paso Robles City Council 4.17.2019

Paso Robles Police Chief Ty Lewis told the city council Tuesday night, the department is understaffed by about 20 officers. Lewis told the council that response time averages 15 minutes per call, as a result. The council heard testimony from several citizens, including John Gannon, who complained about the theft and annoyance of homeless people…

Weather 4.17.2019

Spring has sprung in the north county. A few light showers yesterday, but we should enjoy sunny skies today with highs in the upper 70’s. Tomorrow, temperatures will reach the mid 80’s. Unfortunately, grass pollen is very high for the next few days. This has been a tough spring for allergies in the north county.…

North County Weather 4.16.2019

Mostly sunny today after morning clouds. A 20% chance of precipitation this morning, highs near 70. NW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tonight, clear, lows in the low 40’s. Tomorrow, sunny with a 10% chance of rain. NNE winds 5-10 miles per hour, highs near 80. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through…

In High School Sports 4.16.2019

The Paso Robles baseball team hosts Righetti at 4:30 this afternoon. Ryan Harvel will be the Bearcats starting pitcher. The Atascadero baseball team hosts St. Joseph at 4:30 this afternoon. Templeton’s baseball team plays tomorrow at a tournament at Sinsheimer park in San Luis Obispo. The Templeton Eagles softball team hosts San Luis Obispo today…

Jordan Hasay 4.16.2019

Jordan Hasay places third at yesterday’s Boston Marathon. The Mission Prep graduate from Arroyo Grande was the lone American among the top finishers. The women’s race was won by Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa. Edna Kiplagat of Kenya was second. Jordan finished third in two hours, 25 minutes and 20 seconds. The men’s race ended in a…

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Other Stories This Tuesday 4.16.2019

Pismo Beach bans smoking and vaping at some locations. Several new public spaces and outdoor dining patios, as well as several major sidewalks are off limits for smokers and vapers. Those new regulations go into effect Thursday. In San Francisco, those wanting to drive down the curvy section of Lombard street may have to pay…

Empty Bowls 4.16.2019

Empty Bowls returns to Atascadero next week. ECHO’s annual fundraiser is growing this year to include dinner. Wendy Lewis of El Camino Homeless Organization in Atascadero, says Empty Bowls is one week from Thursday in Atascadero. Great soup, beautiful handcrafted bowls and celebrity soup servers like Barbi Butz, Emily Reneau and sheriff Ian Parkinson.

Roadwork 4.16.2019

If you’ve driven on 13th street through downtown Paso Robles, you’ve seen the roadwork there. The city is putting in lighted pedestrian crosswalks to make it safer to walk across 13th at Pine and Park. You’re advised to drive cautiously on 13th street today.