• SLO County stakeholders eye expanded mental health services

    With more attendance from San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Department staff, and representatives from several nonprofit agencies seeking service funding, the mental health advisory committee stakeholder meeting at the San Luis Obispo Veterans Hall, April 30, was larger than usual.

  • New Templeton Advisory Group assembles

    The Templeton Area Advisory Group (TAAG) has reorganized following its elections last month, seating new members and electing new officers and committee chairs for 2019-2020. New board members Jon De Morales (delegate), Rocky Spurgeon (first alternate delegate), and Marie Roth (second alternate delegate) were seated based on the results of the March elections, while incumbents Chris Cobey and Bruce Jones were re-seated as delegates based on their re-election.

  • Smaller York Mountain cannabis project is greenlit

    Months of debate and neighborly recrimination over a project designed to grow food-grade medical cannabis on a ranch seven miles west of “Downtown Templeton,” on Highway 46, came to a close March 26 as lawyers, consultants and San Luis Obispo County Supervisors worked out a deal.

  • Twin Cities Hospital celebrates Doctor’s Day

    The Central Coast Market – Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton – celebrated National Doctors’ Day, March 30, by paying tribute to its physicians for their service, skill and compassion.

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Heritage Ranch house and nearby vegetation catches on fire

HERITAGE RANCH — A house caught on fire on the 2700 Block of Saddleback Lane in Heritage Ranch on June 17 —igniting vegetation nearby. At approximately 3:40 p.m. Cal Fire San Luis Obispo County reported that they were on the scene working on a residential structure fire. Minutes later they reported that approximately one acre of nearby vegetation was burning. Within minutes it doubled in size to two acres at moderate speed. Additional equipment was dispatched as it had the potential to spread to 20 acres.

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Paso Robles City Council changes course on STRs

Two weeks after curbing new non-hosted short-term vacation rentals in single-family neighborhoods and putting a plan in place that would see them phased out in R-1 zones entirely, the Paso Robles City Council changed course.

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Donald Ray Cargill

Donald Ray Cargill, 86, was born in April 1933 to William Cargill and Geneva Knight in Tulare, Calif. and passed away June 9, 2019, in Arroyo Grande, Calif. Don grew up around Visalia and Arcata, Calif. He graduated high school in 1951 and married his first wife Helen to which he had three children. He served eight years in the United States Air Force just after the Korean War. After his service in the Air Force, he went to work for Xerox Corporation and moved to Atascadero, Calif. where his children were raised. He later went into business for himself and opened Cargill Copier Systems which sold and serviced copiers throughout San Luis Obispo County.

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McMillan Fire in Shandon grows to over 2,000 acres

SHANDON — Highway 46 East outside of Shandon is open and the McMillan Fire was at 50 percent containment, according to Cal Fire San Luis Obispo County. The fire broke out at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, east of McMillan Canyon Road and quickly grew to more than 2,000 acres according to Cal Fire SLO. Highway 46 East in both directions were closed while firefighters in the air and on the ground worked to stop forward progress.

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Paso Robles announces 2018-19 senior athletic awards

PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Bearcats announced their 2019 senior class athletic awards and scholarships at the end of the year banquet on June 5. Paso Robles High School awarded a male and female Athlete of the Year as well as a male and female Scholar Athlete of the Year to go along with three additional scholarships and a bunch of other honors such as a tri-sport patch or a Bearcat pride pin.

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Quick action saves multiple homes on Jardine Rd.

PASO ROBLES — Another fire was reported this season by Cal Fire San Luis Obispo County, this fire was in Paso Robles on Tuesday, June 18. The fire started on a property on the 5200 block of Jardine Road in Paso Robles at approximately 12:40 p.m. and was initially reported as a one-acre fire with a structure ablaze. The 500 sq. ft. outbuilding, which firefighters found fully engulfed in flames was extinguished in minutes.

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Free smoothies from Jamba in celebration of National Smoothie Day

PASO ROBLES — Jamba is kicking off the first day of summer with their biggest celebration yet. Today Friday, June 21st, join Jamba for a whirl’d of fun in honor of National Smoothie Day. From 2-5p.m. on the 21st, guests can stop by participating locations to receive one free small smoothie featuring Jamba’s newest flavors like Vanilla Blue Sky boosted with naturally occurring blue spirulina, Watermelon Breeze, a craveable summertime delight, and White Gummi, a secret menu favorite that is now on the everyday menu.

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County: $639.6M budget focuses on priorities

COUNTY — The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors adopted a $639.6 million budget for fiscal year 2019-20 on Tuesday, June 18, after holding a two-day public budget hearing earlier in the month. The adopted budget, which takes effect on July 1, grew just more than 1% over the adopted spending levels from the current year.

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Two young Paso Roblans involved in a collision on Linne Rd.

PASO ROBLES — A young Paso Robles man and a young woman also from Paso Robles were involved in a major accident on Linne Road on Monday, June 17, reported the California Highway Patrol. At approximately 1:50 p.m., Cassandra Walton, 18, was driving her 2007 Mercedes Benz ML350 westbound on Linne Road just east of Hudson Road at an unknown speed. Meanwhile, Justin Lahr, 22, was driving his 1987 Jeep Commanche eastbound on Linne Road and west of Walton — also at an unknown speed.

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Heritage Ranch house and nearby vegetation catches on fire

HERITAGE RANCH — A house caught on fire on the 2700 Block of Saddleback Lane in Heritage Ranch on June 17 —igniting vegetation nearby. At approximately 3:40 p.m. Cal Fire San Luis Obispo County reported that they were on the scene working on a residential structure fire. Minutes later they reported that approximately one acre of nearby vegetation was burning. Within minutes it doubled in size to two acres at moderate speed. Additional equipment was dispatched as it had the potential to spread to 20 acres.

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    Boat on Lake Nacimiento takes on water

    LAKE NACIMIENTO — A boater on Lake Nacimiento was in trouble when his vessel started to take on water on Wednesday, June 18. Cal Fire San Luis Obispo County reported on 4:52 p.m. that a boat was taking on water and dispatched Cal Fire/County Fire Boat No. 33 to assist Monterey County Rangers near the mouth of Las Tablas Bay.

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    Templeton building caught on fire

    TEMPLETON — An approximate 2,000 sq ft. structure was fully engulfed on 2500 block of Vineyard Drive on June 13. Firefighters from Cal Fire San Luis Obispo, Atascadero Fire, Templeton Fire, Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services and Atascadero State Hospital responded. According to scanner traffic there was an explosion right before the building caught on fire.

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    Commentary: The military-industrial complex strikes again

    A few months ago some friends and I visited the Pearl Harbor National Memorial complex in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The primary exhibits were designed (or deigned, I should say, for the complex was multi-layered, as we shall see) to honor those in the military that lost their lives in the surprise attack on the U.S. Navy and Air Force at Pearl Harbor and other parts of Oahu and the Hawaiian islands by the Japanese Air Force on December 7, 1941.

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    Highway 1 paving between Harmony and Cambria begins next week

    COUNTY — A project to resurface the pavement on Highway 1 from just north of Harmony Valley Road to Cambria Pines Road will begin on Monday, June 10. Motorists will encounter alternating lane closures with flaggers Sunday night through Friday morning from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Construction will also take place Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Fridays from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 15 minutes. Electronic message boards will inform the public about this roadwork. This project will result in a smooth ride for everyone.

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    Highway 46 East striping improvement project begins next week

    COUNTY — A project to replace the roadway striping and pavement markers began on Highway 46 East on Sunday, June 2. Motorists will encounter lane closures in each direction of Highway 46 East from west of Lucy Brown Road to the Kern County Line Sunday night through Friday morning during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists can expect minimal delays during this roadwork.

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    Recipes to get your summer started on the right foot

    The month of June heralds a multitude of activities and celebrations, from Father’s Day to graduations and weddings. And then there’s the start of the Summer Concerts in the North County communities, the Optimist Wine Festival Golf Tournament, and of course, the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival Reserve Experience!

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    Commentary: Will housing become a new north vs. south issue?

    There is little doubt the “Beat LA” cry often heard when Southern California sports teams play in other parts of America originated in the San Francisco Bay area, probably during a Dodgers-Giants series in September 1982, when a playoff berth was at stake.

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    Supplemental Tax Oversight Committee Paso Robles reviews projects and funding

    PASO ROBLES — At the April 10 meeting of the Paso Robles Supplemental Tax Oversight Committee, the members reviewed all projects currently under design or construction using sales tax funding approved by voters. The Committee discussed with staff about several projects ranging from current construction status to future projects in the pipeline, with all questions and recommendations being taken into consideration.

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