• Pay property taxes by Dec. 10 to avoid penalties

    COUNTY — Jim Erb, the San Luis Obispo County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector, reminds all County taxpayers that the delinquency date for the first installment of this year’s secured property tax bills is rapidly approaching. “California law requires that we add a 10 percent penalty if payments are not made by the delinquency date. Taxpayers have until Dec. 10 to make their payments,” said Erb.

  • Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade moved to Dec. 8

    The Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade will be moved to a new date of Dec. 8, due to high winds and rain predicted the day of the original parade. The assessment was a collective decision including Event Coordinator, City of Morro Bay Tourism, Harbor and the City of Morro Bay.

  • Woman dies in crash on Highway 46 East near Shandon

    A woman died in a single-vehicle crash near the rest stop east of Shandon Tuesday, Nov. 20, night, the California Highway Patrol office reported. The woman died at the scene after being ejected from the 2002 Toyota Sequoia she was riding in rolled over several times, CHP reported. The woman’s name is being withheld pending notification of family.

  • Vierra, Nimick in front in Templeton school board race

    Templeton Unified School District Governing Board challenger Matt Vierra and incumbent Jan Nimick received the most votes in Tuesday’s general election. Vierra, a fire marshall, led the way with 1,650 votes (32.70 percent) and Nimick, who works at Diablo Power Plant, received 1,263 votes (25.03 percent), as of Wednesday mornings report from the San Luis Obispo County elections office.

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Shots fired in Paso mobile home, sheriffs seeking armed suspect

PASO ROBLES — San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Deputies responded on Dec. 7 at approximately 10 a.m. to a report of shots fired in the 60 block of Laguna Way in the Los Robles Mobile Home Estates in rural Paso Robles. Deputies say the occupant of a mobile home fired a shot which traveled through the residence and into the mobile home next door. A bullet was recovered at the scene. No one was injured. When Deputies arrived on the scene, they contacted the suspect identified as 28-year-old Jordan AJ Nogo of Paso Robles. Nogo attempted to conceal a handgun in his clothing. He then fled in a black VW Passat with the license plate 6CKH797.

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PRJUSD Superintendent Williams resigns

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Superintendent Chris Williams resigned Thursday morning, Dec. 6, during a special meeting. With tears in her eyes, board President Joan Summers made the announcement after trustees returned from a closed session that saw Williams receive his ninth-straight positive evaluation. "Superintendent Williams initiated his resignation and we are sad to say that the board and Superintendent Williams came to a mutual agreement effective 60 days from today," Summers said.

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Crocker named interim superintendent of Paso Robles school district

Julian Crocker has been named the interim superintendent of the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, according to the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education. Crocker is a former superintendent of the Paso Robles school district and retired San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools.

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Dassault Systèmes purchasing Paso Robles-based IQMS for $425M

Dassault Systèmes announced Tuesday that it has agreed to purchase IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software company based in Paso Robles, for $425 million, according to an IQMS press release posted Tuesday, Dec. 11. Closing of the transaction is expected in early 2019. Dassault Systèmes was advised by Goldman Sachs and Mintz Levin, and IQMS was advised by Harris Williams and Weil Gotshal & Manges.

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Roads closed for Vine Street and Victorian Christmas Showcase, Dec. 8

PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Police Department would like to remind the community that on Dec. 8, between 5 and 10 p.m., Vine St. (between 8th St. and 21st St.) will be closed for the annual Vine Street and Victorian Christmas Showcase Event. Additionally, motorists are cautioned to be on the lookout for pedestrians crossing the roadway as they arrive and leave the event.

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SLO County Government Fire Safe Council receives nearly 4 million in SB1079 funds

COUNTY — San Luis Obispo County Fire Safe Council (SLO FSC) is able to begin $3.9 million in grant-funded fire prevention work because of legislation State Senator Bill Monning sponsored and Governor Jerry Brown signed. The California legislature approved more than $200 million dollars in fire prevention and forest health grants to help reduce the impact of wildland-urban interface fires. Senate Bill 1079 is critical legislation for fire prevention in California by enabling nonprofit fire safe councils to receive advance grant payments from the state for fire prevention work. Without the advances, the SLO County Fire Safe Council could only do work with limited cash on hand and wait 3-4 months for reimbursement. Authorizing grant advances will enable work to begin soon and progress smoothly without interruption. Debbie Arnold, president of the SLO FSC, previously announced that Cal Fire has approved four fire prevention grants for San Luis Obispo County. The $3.9 million in grants for projects across the county.

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Sherriff’s Office asks for public’s help to find armed robbery suspect

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Anthony Pamfilo Espinoza, who is wanted in connection to an armed robbery of a gas station in Templeton. On Friday, Dec. 14, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at the Chevron gas station in the 700 block of Las Tablas Road in Templeton.

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Roadway repair at Klau Mine Road

NORTH COUNTY — The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will be performing roadway slope repair at Klau Mine Road in Adelaida. Work will begin Monday, Dec. 17, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Work will continue into mid-January, dependent upon the weather. The work will include removing and replacing a failed slope embankment by, placing rock slope protection, earth embankment, hydroseed, and fencing. For the safety of the public and the workers, traffic on Klau Mine Road will be subject to detours or one-way controls with flaggers as required for each phase of the work. Delays are expected to be up as long as 10 minutes during major operations. Motorists are advised to adjust their travel plans due to delays and consider alternative routes.

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PHOTO: Warner to speak at Estrella Warbirds Museum on Jan. 2

Jamie Warner - West Coast Regional Facilitator of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, and U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter pilot with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466, “The Wolfpack”, from 1990-1997, will speak at Estrella Warbirds Museum on Jan. 2 on how the “Mighty Oaks Foundation helps veterans cope with life after combat.” T

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Temporary closure of HWY 101 on-ramp and off-ramp at Main Street, Templeton

TEMPLETON — The Highway 101 on-ramp and off-ramp at Main Street in Templeton will be closed Monday, Dec. 17 through Friday, Dec. 21 from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Time of actual work is dependent on weather conditions. The work will include removing and replacing existing pavement, laying a new paved surface, and reconstructing various roadside facilities. For the safety of the public and workers, traffic on Main Street will be subject to detours or one-way controls with flaggers as required for each phase of work. Delays are expected to be up to 10 minutes during major operations.

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    Residential and Agricultural Burn permitting resumes

    COUNTY — The burn permit suspension in San Luis Obispo County was lifted on Saturday, Dec. 1. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) San Luis Obispo Unit Chief Scott Jalbert formally canceled the burn permit suspension and advised that those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days only. Agriculture burns must be inspected by Cal Fire prior to burning until the end of the peak fire season. A valid permit from the Air Pollution Control District is also required for all burning, allowed only on permissive burn days. Inspections may be required for burns other than agriculture burns. This can be verified by contacting the Air Pollution Control District.

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    Deadline approaching for Cal Fire grants to reduce fire threat and improve forest health

    SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced the availability of up to $ 155 million for Fire Prevention and Forest Health projects. Cal Fire is soliciting applications for projects that will help prevent catastrophic wildfires and restore forest health while also sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Cal Fire’s Fire Prevention Grants Program will provide funding for local projects that address the risk of wildfire and reduce wildfire potential to communities in, and adjacent to, forested areas. Qualified activities include hazardous fuel reduction, fire planning, and fire prevention education with an emphasis on improving public health and safety.

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    Learning through Lynda.com offered at local county libraries

    COUNTY —All County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries are now offering cardholders free access to online educational courses from Lynda.com. Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. The service has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers.

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    Hanukkah celebrations counting down

    The Jewish Festival of Lights is underway, this year falling from Dec. 2-10 on the Gregorian or Common Era calendar. For those that have grown up with only one calendar to reference it’s worth noting that there are myriad ways to know the universe and in this case, remember history with the passage of time.

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    Statement from PRJUSD Superintendent Williams

    I want to start by saying thank you for the incredible support and willingness in allowing me to be a part of making a difference for our kids. I have loved every minute of my time serving each of you, our students, and our community and have only the fondest memories of my time serving as the Superintendent. The growth, positive changes, and many successes will not be forgotten, and I wish each of you the absolute best with your future endeavors and answering the direction that a majority of the Board will set.

  • Opinion

    Commentary: Why you should shop local this holiday season

    As many of you begin your holiday shopping, the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage you to Shop Paso. This goes beyond the popular “Shop Local,” and “Small Business Saturday” campaigns as we encourage you to patronize a variety of business within the City limits including restaurants, downtown shops, national chain stores, as well as service-oriented businesses such as printers, salons, caterers, and pet grooming. These businesses contribute to our economy, increase City revenues, and employ our residents. The following list includes the Chamber of Commerce top 10 reasons why you should Shop Paso this holiday season.

  • News

    Wilshire Community Services is looking for RSVP volunteers

    COUNTY —Wilshire Community Services trains volunteers to assist isolated older adults all over San Luis Obispo County, but they are currently experiencing a shortage of volunteers in North County areas. Would you be willing to provide some simple daily activities such as friendly visits, transportation help, groceries, and errands, or pet walking?

  • News

    Two men involved in a fight, one injured in stabbing

    PASO ROBLES — A 25-year-old man was stabbed during a fight Nov. 15, the Paso Robles Police Department reported. At approximately 2 p.m. on Nov. 15, a San Luis Obispo Sheriff Deputy was patrolling in the 2800 block of Spring Street when he was flagged down by a citizen who was reporting that a fight had just occurred. The deputy notified the Paso Robles Police Department and officers responded. Officers learned that two male subjects had fought and one of the subjects stabbed the other.

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