San Luis Obispo County,

SLO County Judge Ginger Garrett suddenly retires

San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Ginger Garrett announced on Monday that she is retiring, and her last day on the bench will be Thursday. Appointed in 2005 by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Garret was reelected in 2020 to a six-year term that expires in Jan. 2027. She currently has multiple open civil cases.
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San Luis Obispo County,

Body found at Lake Nacimiento identified

The San Luis Obispo County coroner’s unit has confirmed the deceased man found at Lake Nacimiento last month was 29-year-old Jesus Munoz Vargas of Los Banoa, who had previously been reported missing. No foul play is suspected in Vargas’s death, according to the SLO County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities have yet...
San Luis Obispo Tribune

Tsunami surge from Alaska earthquake recorded on Central Coast, NOAA says

San Luis Obispo County residents didn’t feel the massive earthquake that hit Alaska — but the quake brought a small tsunami surge to the Central Coast. The magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean about 56 miles southeast of Perryville, Alaska, at about 10:15 p.m. Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was the strongest earthquake Alaska has experienced since 1965.

New cheese shop and wine bar coming to Atascadero

Shop will have beer and wine on tap, grilled cheeses, cheese and charcuterie platters and more. –Loulou Cheese Girl is planned to open at the La Plaza development in late Fall or early Winter of 2021. Maliysa Lou was raised with a love for food and know-how of event planning...
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Local high school students win tractor restoration competition

Winning tractors from 2020 and 2021 shown at Mid-State Fair. –On July 22, the three winners of the 2021 JB Dewar’s Tractor Restoration Education Program Competition were honored at the Cattlemen’s Dinner at the California Mid-State Fair. The competition includes students from San Luis Obispo County who spend over 300 hours restoring tractors; this year, eight students competed.
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City shares FAQs regarding urban water management plan

–The City of Paso Robles recently shared the 2020 Urban Water Management Plan and answered some frequently asked questions about the plan. The City’s Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) is a water supply planning document that the city updates every five years. Following is the summary of key findings from...