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Fire crews battle blaze in downtown Atascadero

Fire crews continue to monitor the smoldering remains of an older commercial building on El Camino Real in Atascadero near the Carlton Hotel.... (Continue reading)

Bush Administration okayed pitting military against you

By THE EDITORS Was the U.S. military preparing to deploy troops against American citizens in the aftermath of the presidential elections? This Web site reported that possibility a week before voters went to the polls, on October 28, 2008, citing no... (Continue reading)

Hertel and Fowler caught up in yet another scandal

By THE EDITORS Securities and Exchange Commission investigators are probing California Assemblywoman Diane Harkey (R-Orange County), her husband Dan, and his hard-money lending company, Point Center Financial, regarding the Harkey’s relationship with R.W. Hertel and Sons. The investigation is said to focus... (Continue reading)

California Valley board member lost and found

By KAREN VELIE A director of the California Valley Community Service District (CVCSD) Director who has been absent for five months was officially listed as a missing person Sunday by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department. Sal Guide surfaced 48... (Continue reading)

Paso water rate boost appears headed to voters

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Paso Robles city officials’ hopes for carefree financing of future water supplies may have gone down the drain Tuesday, and proponents of an elevated water tax now face a precarious ballot challenge. Representatives of a citizens group presented Assistant... (Continue reading)

Living large on Atascadero taxpayers’ dime

By KAREN VELIE After proclaiming a looming fiscal crisis and predicting municipal worker layoffs, Atascadero City Manager Wade McKinney and city taxpayers treated a group of upper level employees to a three-day excursion at an upscale Carmel Valley resort. But before heading... (Continue reading)

Erstwhile Trib publisher Visci new Cal Poly veep

By THE EDITORS Former Tribune publisher Chip Visci becomes an early beneficiary of a passed state budget by bagging a job at Cal Poly as associate vice president for strategic communications. Visci, 55, worked as a reporter and editor and Knight Ridder... (Continue reading)

Weyrich belly up, money woes widening

By KAREN VELIE In yet another sign of mounting unpaid debts for Paso Robles businessman David Weyrich and his wife, Mary Weyrich, a local lender filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the Weyrichs failed to pay back a more than $1... (Continue reading)

UPDATE: Dancing Star whistleblower shown the gate

By KAREN VELIE Dancing Star Foundation has fired a fulltime employee considered a whistleblower by supporters because of his actions in bringing to light the killing of healthy animals at the Cayucos animal sanctuary. Earlier today, sanctuary foreman Jerry Smith ordered maintenance... (Continue reading)

Money problems driving sanctuary kills

By KAREN VELIE Many healthy animals entrusted to Dancing Star Foundation’s Cayucos sanctuary have been euthanized in recent months after being placed on a “kill list” -- prepared with the help of a veterinarian and weighted heavily by economic considerations. A top... (Continue reading)



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