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Plastic Bag Ban 2.13.2020

The proposed ban on plastic bags, imposed by the Integrated Waste Management Authority is generating more discussion at grocery stores, restaurants and dry cleaners in the north county. Atascadero city councilman Charles Bourbeau voted for the proposal, although he asked the IWMA staff to investigate several issues facing north county businesses if it’s adopted. After…

Talk on the Block 2.13.2020

“Talk on the Block” returned to Atascadero Wednesday night. The city of Atascadero and chamber of commerce combining efforts to provide an opportunity for local citizens to meet with city officials in a casual atmosphere to discuss the issues facing the city. City manager Rachelle Rickard described city functions and the economic realities that the…

IWMA APPROVES BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS 2.12.2020

The Integrated Waste Management Authority board of directors approved a ban on many plastic bags in San Luis Obipso county, including those used at grocery and convenience stores! The board voted 9-4 yesterday afternoon to advise staff to develop a draft ordinance to ban most plastic bags, including those used at Farmers Markets. Supervisors Lynn…

IWMA Banning Plastic Bags 2.11.2020

The Integrated Waste Management board of directors meets this afternoon at the supervisors council chambers. The board will discuss a proposal to approve an new ordinance establishing a waste reduction and reuse program for carryout bags. It would prohibit plastic carry out plastic bags, including single use and reusable bags at point-of-sale establishments. That includes…

In Sports 1.31.2020

LAST NIGHT, THE TEMPLETON GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM BEAT MORRO BAY 32-27 THE ATASCADERO GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM HOSTING ORCUTT ACADEMY AT 6:30 TONIGHT. THE PASO ROBLES GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM PLAYS AT MISSION PREP TONIGHT AT 6:30 TONIGHT, THE PASO ROBLES BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM HOSTS MISSION PREP AT 6:30. THE BEARCATS COMING OFF A VICTORY OVER RIGHETTI…

Pona The Fossa Dies 1.31.2020

One sad note today, The Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero lost one of its most popular animals. Pona the Fossa died after a long life at the zoo. Zoo director Alan Baker says most Fossas live 12-13 years. Pona lived to be 20. Fossas are from Madagascar. They are the top predator on the island,…

Kristin Smart Case 1.31.2020

The San Luis Obispo county sheriffs department releasing a statement saying they’ve taken two trucks into custody as evidence in the investigation into the suspected murder of Krisin Smart. Smart disappeared 24 years ago. The last person to be seen with her was Paul Flores, a fellow Cal Poly student from Arroyo Grande. The sheriff’s…

Off Road Vehicles 1.31.2020

Today, those who enjoy riding off road vehicles on the Oceano Dunes are going to hold a rally in Sacramento to protest recent closures at the dunes. Hundreds of people are expected to convene at the capitol building. Recently, state officials closed SVRA, a 48-acre site that includes a popular camping area. It was fenced…

Debate 1.31.2020

Another day, another debate. Supervisor Debbie Arnold and progressive challenger Ellen Beraud faced one another last night at the county government center. About fifty people sat through the debate,which included questions posed by the League of Women Voters. Beraud was a no show for a debate Wednesday night in Templeton. She also failed to show…