Daily Briefs

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Atascadero Eagle Ranch project placed on hold

A plan to build hundreds of homes, a resort and more on the southern edge of Atascadero has been placed on hold. But despite significant opposition to the plans, the developer likely will not drop... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys Big Bang Theory star’s Santa Margarita home

Big “Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki’s ranch in rural Santa Margarita burned to the ground on Monday night in the Hill Fire. Galecki, who uses the ranch as a getaway, is frequently seen in... (Continue reading)

Scaffolding collapses in Pismo Beach, 5 injured

Five people suffered injuries, several critically, after scaffolding collapsed Tuesday morning in Pismo Beach, according to Cal Fire. Shortly after 11 a.m., the scaffolding collapsed onto the beach south of the Kon Tiki Inn. The... (Continue reading)

Madonna Enterprises planning hotel in Atascadero

Clint Pearce, of Madonna Enterprises, plans to build a 120-room hotel in Atascadero near the site of where Wal-Mart was previously expected to open. Plans for the hotel include four stories with outdoor patio spaces,... (Continue reading)

California to label Monsanto’s Roundup as cause of cancer

The state of California is intensifying its battle with agrochemical giant Monsanto. On Monday, the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, will be... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita Hill Fire burns 1,500 acres

The fast moving Santa Margarita Hill Fire has burned 1,500 acres and was 40 percent contained Tuesday morning. One structure has burned, many others are threatened and approximately 250 people have been evacuated. It has... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita fire burns more than 500 acres

A rapidly moving fire off Highway 58 in rural Santa Margarita has grown to more than 500 acres. The evacuation zone has been expanded to include the area of Huer Huero Road to Highway 58... (Continue reading)

Atascadero cyclist wins race from Canada to Mexico

An Atascadero man emerged victorious in a rough-terrain cycling race from Canada to a Mexican border town in New Mexico. Brian Lucido, 41, finished first on Saturday in the 2017 Tour Divide, an approximately 2,750... (Continue reading)

Hill Fire near Santa Margarita scorches more than 100 acres

A fire that started Monday afternoon east of Santa Margarita has burned over 100 acres. Cal Fire is fighting the fire from the air and the ground. The fire is burning grass and oak woodlands.... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court partially reinstates Trump’s travel ban

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that President Donald Trump’s “travel ban” can take effect, albeit with exceptions allowing some individuals from targeted countries to enter the United States. [USA Today] Monday’s ruling states Trump may... (Continue reading)

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