April, 2020

Viruses and really scary viruses

OPINION By LAURA MORDAUNT Either way our county did the right thing and allowed us all to absorb the meaning of this COVID-19 virus outbreak. Now that we are prepared with the process recommended, involving hospitals etc., it is time... (Continue reading)

Gov. Gavin Newson released his four step plan to reopen the economy

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday tweeted his four stage reopening plan, with “sector-by-sector guidelines for a safe reopening.” The state is already in stage one, staying home and flattening the curve, he tweeted.  Stage one includes securing necessary medical equipment... (Continue reading)

Four new cases of coronavirus in SLO County, officials seek end to shelter

San Luis Obispo County confirmed four new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, for a total of 173 cases. Because of the county’s low coronavirus numbers, the SLO County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to send Gov. Gavin Newsom a... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande to address $1.2 million budget shortfall

The Arroyo Grande City Council is slated to discuss implementing strategies to address a projected budget shortfall, related to the coronavirus, on Tuesday evening. Before the coronavirus shutdown, city officials were hoping a proposed sales tax increase would pay for... (Continue reading)

Officers leave crash victim lying in North County ditch for nearly 24 hours

Law enforcement and Cal Fire personnel inadvertently left the body of a car crash victim, a 25-year-old woman who was reportedly the mother of three young girls, lying in a ditch north of Paso Robles for nearly 24 hours over... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man killed in rockslide near Bakersfield

A 56-year-old Paso Robles man was apparently killed in a rockslide over the weekend near the California Living Museum Zoo near Bakersfield. On Sunday evening, a man noticed mining gear near the rockslide, which he reported to the Bakersfield Police... (Continue reading)

Are SLO County officials hiding their coronavirus recovery plan?

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is having a special board meeting on April 28 to receive their COVID-19 update and to consider sending a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom regarding reopening of local... (Continue reading)

Wake up before it’s too late to save SLO County’s economy

OPINION by CHRIS IVEY From the third grade on, and then on to the Wharton School of Business, I was taught to understand that money has to be backed by something of value such as gold, silver or seashells, before... (Continue reading)

Person injured in fall from cliff into Lake Nacimiento

A person suffered a traumatic injury Saturday after falling off a 20-foot cliff and into Lake Nacimiento. The individual fell into a remote area of the lake near Oak Shores Marina. [Tribune] Shortly before 4 p.m., a 911 caller reported... (Continue reading)

Atascadero Fatte’s Pizza owner allegedly robs Paso Robles pizza parlor at gunpoint

The owner of Fatte’s Pizza in Atascadero allegedly robbed Fatte’s Pizza in Paso Robles at gunpoint Sunday night and was then caught outside In-N-Out with drugs and other contraband. Fatte’s Pizza franchises are independently owned and operated businesses. At approximately... (Continue reading)