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Atascadero State Hospital to report fewer violent incidents

Published: Sept. 02, 2012   Atascadero State Hospital has changed the way it discloses patient-on-staff attacks to the media, meaning scores of everyday acts of aggression inside the facility will go largely unreported. Officials are now limiting the release of information about attacks on staff to acts resulting in only the most severe outcomes —…


Creekside discovery leads to a trove of possibilities

Published: May. 28, 2012 LaVonne Rae and Don Welsh of Templeton are unearthing a mystery. They believe a vintage car, maybe from the 1940s, is buried in a creek near their house. So far, their only guiding clue is the cool reflective gleam of a chrome bumper attached to something buried deep into the ground,…


Family finds happiness in wallet lost at Camp Roberts

Published: Feb. 29, 2012 When Jill Lewis learned on Sunday that her late husband’s worn leather wallet packed with mementos — and lost since 1953 — had been found earlier this month at Camp Roberts, she said she knew it was a gift from above.   Her family has been struggling with the loss of Wendell Lewis…


Paso Robles woman ‘wowed’ after winning trip to outer space

Published: Aug. 07, 2012 When Paso Robles resident Mercedes Becerra learned last month that she had just won a trip to outer space, she didn’t believe it. “I’m just so wowed,” the 35-year-old stay-at-home mom told The Tribune recently. “I get to go to space and see the view and tell the kids that I…


Mid-State Fair CEO Vivian Robertson: Her lifetime love-a-fair

Published: July, 22, 2012 (Published here) Vivian Robertson believes details matter. In the early morning hours before the California Mid-State Fair opened Wednesday, signs stacked atop the stone wall at the Main Grandstand entrance, cocktail tables missing from the grandstand skybox and dirt-packed tree planters bare of red woodchips immediately caught her eye. “When it…