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Weyrich holdings sold

A luxury vineyard inn built by Paso Robles millionaire David Weyrich, and what was once the Martin & Weyrich Winery, have been sold to a Chinese investment group. Weyrich lost Villa Toscana, which had become the centerpiece of his local... (Continue reading)

Cost of Sacramento Delta water woes

OPINION By JOHN SALISBURY Here I go again! I was thinking of giving the Sacramento Delta water woes a rest but a fairly recent move, discussed in an editorial in the San Fransisco Chronicle in December, by our old friend... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo armed bank robbery

FBI investigators and San Luis Obispo Police officers are investigating the Thursday robbery of the Golden 1 Credit Union on Foothill Boulevard in San Luis Obispo. At about 3:15, the robber entered the bank carrying a handgun and ordered everyone... (Continue reading)

Hill supporters accused of manipulating poll

In an apparent attempt to keep Adam Hill seated as 3rd District San Luis Obispo County Supervisor, several supporters allegedly used unethical methods to vote multiple times in a New Times poll. [NewTimes] The weekly poll question asked, “Which of... (Continue reading)

Federal officials targeting marijuana storefronts and grows in Santa Barbara County

In the latest series of actions against the commercial marijuana industry in California, federal authorities this week filed three seizure lawsuits against properties housing marijuana operations in Santa Barbara County, executed search warrants at four locations, and have sent warning... (Continue reading)

Blogs needn’t report campaign pay

Bloggers receiving political campaign money won’t be required to report that to state elections officials, at least for now. [Sacramento Bee] The chairwoman of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) announced last month her intention to initiate a mandatory disclosure... (Continue reading)

Official: PR citizen action dangerous

By DANIEL BLACKBURN The city of Paso Robles faces only one big fiscal threat these days, according to city council member Fred Strong — and that’s the people of Paso Robles. Strong summarized his philosophy in an email to a... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly faculty agrees to strike

California Faculty Association members voted to authorize a strike  following 22 months of unsuccessful negotiations. The strike vote by California State University professors, counselors and other staff was overwhelmingly approved by 95 percent of union members, with about 70 percent... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles to spend $20,000 for chief search

Paso Robles City Council  members voted unanimously Tuesday evening to hire an outside head-hunter firm to find a new chief of police. City officials agreed to hire the Los Gatos firm of  William Avery and Associates at a cost of... (Continue reading)

Truancy plan gets early dismissal

A plan to put subjective teeth in a countywide anti-truancy ordinance was expelled by supervisors Tuesday in the aftermath of a chilly public reception. Parents of home-schooled children and civil libertarians were among a growing army of opponents to the... (Continue reading)