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Shutdown Damage 5.08.2020

THE ECONOMIC AND HUMAN DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE SHUTDOWN IS ENORMOUS. THE STATE IS ESTIMATING A $54 BILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT NEXT YEAR. THEY’RE PROJECTING UNEMPLOYMENT TO REACH 18%. IN JANUARY, THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE PREDICTED A $5.6 BILLION DOLLAR SURPLUS. THE GOVERNOR ASKING FOR MORE MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. WITHOUT A BAIL OUT FROM THE…

Shut Down in SLO County 5.08.2020

SO, WHEN DOES THE SHUT DOWN END IN CALIFORNIA? EARLIER THIS WEEK, GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM MADE SOME OPTOMISTIC PREDICTIONS, SOME OF WHICH SOUNDED LIKE GOOD NEWS TO SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY OFFICIALS. ASSEMBLYMAN JORDAN CUNNINGHAM SAYS THE GOVERNOR DID NOT FOLLOW THROUGH ON HIS PROMISES. HIS STAFF REJECTED THE PLAN TO REOPEN SAN LUIS OBISPO…

Supervisors Special Meeting 5.08.2020

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY SUPERVISORS HOLDING A SPECIAL MEETING TODAY. JUST ONE ITEM ON THE AGENDA, AN UPDATE ON THE COVID-19 VIRUS. THE MEETING IS CLOSED, BUT YOU CAN WATCH OR LISTEN TO THE MEETING WHICH IS BEING LIVESTREAMED. GO TO THE COUNTY SUPERVISORS WEBSTE FOR MORE INFORMATION. IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK, YOU MAY…

Peaceful Protest in SLO 5.08.2020

ANOTHER FRIDAY, ANOTHER PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT IMPOSED SHUTDOWN. THIS ONE SCHEDULED AT NOON TODAY AT THE SAN LUIS OBSIPO COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE ANDY CALDWELL AND TEMPLETON’S DOCTOR WARREN FRANKEL EACH SCHEDULED TO SPEAK. THE PROTEST RALLY TO BE HELD ON AT THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER ON MONTEREY STREET IN SAN LUIS OBISPO,…

City of Paso Robles 5.08.2020

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE GOVERNMENT IMPOSED SHUT DOWN IS A CONCERN TO CITY LEADERS. TUESDAY NIGHT, PASO ROBLES CITY MANAGER TOM FRUTCHEY TALKED ABOUT MAJOR CUTBACKS TO BALANCE NEXT YEAR’S CITY BUDGET. JOHN HAMON SUGGESTED TO PASO ROBLES CITY MANAGER TOM FRUTCHEY THAT THE CITY MAY HAVE TO PUT A 1% SALES TAX ON…

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Cover Story 5.07.2020

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY IS READY, BUT NO PLANS TO LIFT THE SHUT DOWN THIS WEEK. ASSEMBLYMAN JORDAN CUNNINGHAM IS NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT. JORDAN CUNNINGHAM SAYS UNEMPLOYMENT IN OUR COUNTY IS OVER THE TOP. 15% OF THE COUNTY WORKFORCE FILING CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS.

Tour Bus Collision 5.06.2020

REMEMBER THE CRASH OF JOSH TURNER’S TOUR BUS ON HIGHWAY 46 EAST OF SHANDON? MEMBERS OF THE COUNTRY SINGER’S ROAD CREW WHO SURVIVED THAT DEADLY CRASH ARE SUING A TENNESSEE COMPANY THAT OPERATED THE BUS. IT WAS ON SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR THAT THE BUS CRASHED FOLLOWING A CONCERT AT VINA ROBLES AMPHITHEATER. THE BUS…

Paso Robles Schools 5.06.2020

THE PASO ROBLES SCHOOL DISTRICT IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON THE 7-11 COMMITTEE, WHICH WILL DISCUSS THE CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT TO SAVE MONEY AND ADDRESS DECLINING ENROLLMENT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE 7-11 COMMITTEE YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT DR. CURT DUBOST OR A MEMBER OF THE…

Sewer and Water 5.06.2020

AT LAST NIGHT’S MEETING, THE PASO ROBLES CITY COUNCIL ALSO WAIVED PENALTIES AND INTEREST FOR LATE SEWER AND WATER PAYMENTS, AND FOR BUSINESS LICENSES FEES. A SIMILAR MOTION WAIVING PENALTIES FOR LATE PAYMENT OF BUSINESS LICENSE FEES WAS ALSO PASSED BY A 4-1 VOTE WITH COUNCILMAN JOHN HAMON CASTING THE LONE DISSENTING VOTE. THE COUNCIL…

Other Stories This Tuesday 5.05.2020

MONTEREY BAY COMMUNITY POWER IS CHANGING ITS NAME. AFTER SEPTEMBER, IT WILL BE KNOWN AS CENTRAL COAST COMMUNITY ENERGY. THAT’S AFTER ADDING THE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TO ITS ENERGY COLLECTIVE. A BRIDGE IN AVILA CLOSED BY COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS. IT’S THE BRIDGE ABOUT 250 FEET NORTH OF SEE CANYON ROAD. IT WILL REMAIN…