• County issues ‘Better Breather Alert’

    The San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and County Public Health Department issued a Better Breather Alert Monday afternoon, advising the public of deteriorating air quality in San Luis Obispo County, due to an increase in particulate pollution.

  • PRJUSD trustees OK contracts with top administrators

    Paso Robles Joint Unified School District trustees approved on Tuesday, Aug. 14, employment contracts with its top four administrators and was on track to open its community day school on Thursday, Aug. 16. Superintendent Chris Williams, Deputy Superintendent Jennifer Gaviola, Chief Academic Officer Carol Kenyon and Chief Business Officer Bradley Pawloski had their employment agreements with the district approved by 6-1 votes from the board.

  • Two running for mayor, four for Paso City Council

    Two people are running for mayor and four are running for two City Council seats, the City of Paso Robles announced Wednesday, Aug. 15.

  • TCSD seeking to raise water rates

    Citing the need to keep up with rising expenses, the Templeton Community Services District is proposing an increase to water and sewer rates. Templeton CSD is hosting a public workshop on the proposed rate changes at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Templeton Community Center, 601 S. Main St., Templeton. The draft study is available for viewing at www.templetoncsd.org or in the district office at 420 Crocker St., Templeton.

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Person of interest named in cold case homicide

COUNTY — San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office detectives found new information leading to the naming of a person of interest in a North County cold case from 2009. Jerry Greer, 71, was found dead in March 28, 2009 in his home on the 2000 block of Santa Rita Road in Templeton, the Sheriff’s Office reported. Greer’s body was discovered inside the home by family members. His death was deemed a homicide. The case has been thoroughly investigated since that time and as a result of the Sheriff's Office Cold Case Investigation Unit was able to reveal a person of interest in the murder of Greer.

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Library Study Center celebrates grand re-opening, Aug. 20

PASO ROBLES — The public is invited on Monday, Aug. 20, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to check out the Library Study Center’s new look and participate in a book giveaway for children. According to Youth Services Librarian Melissa Bailey, “We are so excited about these new furnishings. Because of the generosity of the Library Foundation, the students we help every afternoon will have a flexible space that will allow room for group collaboration or individual study.” The Study Center was established in 2001 to provide a place for students to do homework after school. It offers a small, but powerful reference collection; computers with Internet access; and magazines, paperbacks, picture books, and other recreational reading materials. Each year, over 10,700 people make use of Study Center resources.

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Women’s Honor Farm donates to ECHO

COUNTY — The Women’s Honor Farm Sewing Program donated pillows, pajamas, and blankets to ECHO-El Camino Homeless Shelter on Monday, Aug. 13. The donation of handmade items were made by inmates who have elected to be a part of the Women’s Honor Farm Sewing Program, where they are gaining valuable skills and have the opportunity to give back to the community.

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PSHH promotes Mahoney to Director of Education

COUNTY — Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) promoted Alejandra Mahoney to Director of Education, a 16-year-old, site-based service offered to residents of PSHH’s affordable housing developments throughout the Central Coast. Mahoney, a Santa Maria resident, has been with PSHH for 12 years and previously was the nonprofit’s Senior Manager of Educational Programs. Born in Costa Rica and raised in Guadalupe, Mahoney holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from the University of the State of New York and has previous work experience at Santa Maria Joint Union High School District, Fitzgerald Community School and Santa Barbara County Office of Education.

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August Animal Service Pet of the Month : Zeus

Meet Zeus! This big handsome nine-year-old is a loyal boy who would love a home where he can be cozy inside with the people he loves. Zeus is treat motivated and eager to please. He already knows sit, shake, stay and maybe even more … and he would love to keep learning. He loves heads rubs and will even bump your hand with his head when he wants pets.

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    Letters to the Editor 8-17-18

    Two letter writers throw their support behind Measure G, a measure that is before San Luis Obispo County voters that would ban any new fracking in the county.

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    CalVet Tuition Fee waived for eligible veteran dependents

    SACRAMENTO — California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) offers a College Fee Waiver Program for eligible veteran dependents. The CalVet College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents benefit waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus.

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    Local programs and agencies are looking for help

    COUNTY — Put your life experience to work with Senior Volunteer Services and Central Coast Community Volunteers. Join many seniors, age 50 and over, who are taking the time to help improve the lives of others. SVS and CCCV can match your talents and interests with community needs. Call SVS at 805-544-8740 for information on any of the following opportunities.

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    Smoke from Turkey Fire impacts North County

    COUNTY — Smoke from a fire in southern Monterey County made for a hazy Monday afternoon, Aug. 6, in North San Luis Obispo County. Cal Fire San Benito-Monterey reported battling a fire at about 1 p.m. near Parkfield. The fire was near Turkey Flat Road. By 3:45 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, the vegetation fire was 2,225 acres with no structures threatened and 60 percent containment, according to Cal Fire.

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    Work at Paul’s slide on Route 1 requires overnight closure

    MONTEREY COUNTY — Augmenting the existing retaining wall will require both directions of State Route 1 at Paul’s Slide to fully close overnight for three nights, starting on Sunday, Aug. 5. The highway will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning. Motorists and cyclists are advised to plan around these three emergency overnight hard closures. This roadwork should be completed by 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, Aug. 8. Paul’s Slide suffered major storm damage in January of 2017, losing part of its embankment including the southbound lane and closing for several months. Paul’s Slide remains active and continues to be monitored; it has currently been operating under a temporary traffic signal for the last 12 months and the signal will remain in place.

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    New certifi cates, courses available as Fall 2018 registration continues at Cuesta College

    COUNTY — There is still time to register for hundreds of classes available at Cuesta College for the Fall 2018 semester. Courses are offered on the San Luis Obispo (SLO) Campus, the North County Campus in Paso Robles, the South County Center in Arroyo Grande, and online. The Fall semester begins Aug. 13 and runs through Dec. 14.

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    Peoples’ Self-Help Housing incorporates The Duncan Group

    SAN LUIS OBISPO — In an effort to increase efficiency and further strengthen its ability to offer quality affordable housing to California’s Central Coast, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has incorporated its nearly 22-year-old nonprofit property management affiliate, The Duncan Group (TDG).

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    Downtown Paso Robles Trading Day, Kids’ Day in the Park and Kids’ Flea Market

    PASO ROBLES — Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association brings Trading Day, Kids’ Day in the Park and Kids’ Flea Market to the downtown City Park on Saturday, Aug. 25, bringing together collectors, dealers, crafters, and garden-variety pack rats for the “North County’s largest yard sale,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a separate area for the Kids’ Flea Market. The event draws a large crowd every year.

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Estrella Warbirds gets its P2V

Estrella Warbirds Museum welcomed its newest attraction Wednesday at the Paso Robles Airport, a retired P2V. The plane was originally built toward the end of World War II. Its role was anti-submarine warfare.