Daily Briefs


Arroyo Grande grocery store battle delayed

Promoters of a controversial grocery store project in Arroyo Grande asked the council to allow them a two-week continuation in order to provide additional information to council members. Developer Nick Tompkins’ current proposal includes a restaurant, two commercial buildings and... (Continue reading)

PG&E weather forecast for Wednesday January 26

By JOHN LINDSEY from PG&E SEA SWELL: A 5 to 7-foot west-northwesterly (285-degree deep-water) swell (with a 13 to 17-second period) will arrive along our coastline this afternoon, increasing to 6 to 8-feet (with a 13 to 15-second period) on... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s president’s salary highest in the CSU

The California State University Board of Trustees approved a $350,000 yearly salary for incoming Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong, making him the highest paid university president in the CSU system, at a board meeting on Tuesday night. In addition to... (Continue reading)

Atascadero chamber CEO dies unexpectedly

Joanne Main, veteran chief executive officer of the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce died unexpectedly Tuesday morning. Main, who joined the chamber in January 2000, was pronounced dead at Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton at 10:30 Tuesday morning. She had undergone... (Continue reading)

PG&E weather forecast for Tuesday January 25

Inland Temperatures, Paso Robles Actual Predicted Mon Tue Wed ... (Continue reading)

California audits redevelopment agencies

California auditors plan to examine the books of local redevelopment agencies charged with improving blight. [LATimes] Gov. Jerry Brown wants to use the billions in taxpayer monies spent on redevelopment agencies to pay for schools and basic services. The state... (Continue reading)

PG&E weather forecast for Monday January 24

By JOHN LINDSEY from PG&E SEA SWELL: Today’s 5 to 7-foot west-northwesterly (285-degree deep-water) swell (with a 15 to 17-second period) will decrease to 4 to 6-feet (with a 14 to 16-second period) on Tuesday. A 5 to 7-foot west-northwesterly... (Continue reading)

Jack LaLanne dies at Morro Bay home

Jack LaLanne, former fitness celebrity, nutritional lecturer and body builder, died Sunday at his Moro Bay home from respiratory failure due to pneumonia. [TMZ] LaLanne, 96, inspired viewers of his popular 1950s through 1970s exercise show to work out and... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo unions call economic study biased

San Luis Obispo’s firefighter and police union are discounting recent cost saving recommendations because they claim the proposals are biased towards the business community. [Tribune] City Manager Katie Lichtig personally selected the 32 Financial Sustainability Task Force members.  The task... (Continue reading)

PG&E weather forecast for Friday January 21

By JOHN LINDSEY from PG&E SWELL: This morning’s 5- to 7-foot west-northwesterly (290-degree deep-water) swell (with a 20- to 22-second period) will increase to 7- to 9-feet (with an 18- to 20-second period) this afternoon. This long-period swell will further... (Continue reading)