*UPDATE* Julio Cesar Alonso Arraigned On Murder Charges

Updated: Jun 8, 2017 24-year-old Julio Cesar Alonso arraigned in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on murder charges. Alsonso is accused of stabbing to death his girlfriend, 24-year-old Paalina Ramirez-Diaz. He allegedly stabbed her in the neck at the home they shared with her parents in Nipomo. Alonso was deported to Mexico back in August.…

Local Student Diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis

A Cal Poly student is diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. The student reportedly lives on campus and is being treated there. The university is working with the County Health Department to contact other people with whom the student has had close contact. For more information, contact Cal Poly Student Health or visit the website for Centers…

New Area Code In SLO County

San Luis Obispo County is getting a new area code for local phone users. Beginning in one year, the California Public Utilities Commission will start issuing new phone numbers with the area code 820 to customers in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura county. Small parts of Monterey and Kern Counties will also be…

No Fireworks Show In Morro Bay This Year

No Fireworks in Morro Bay this 4th of July. Bill Luffe raised almost $18,000 to pay for the explosives, but he neglected to file a request with the California Coastal Commission in time to get the permit for a fireworks show. Now, he’s offering to return the money to donors. Luffee is the president of…

Edie Knight found Guilty

Edie Knight is found guilty of electioneering. The jury deliberated for less than an hour after the closing arguments yesterday afternoon. The seven men and five women agreed unanimously that the 86-year-old Atascadero great-grandmother was guilty of electioneering. During last year’s June primary, she called voters on a cell phone from the Elks Lodge and…

North County Weather, MON 6/5/17

  • This Afternoon: Sunny and Windy with daytime highs in upper 80’s/low 90’s. Wind gusts as high as 20 mph.
  • Tonight: Clear and breezy, with overnight lows in the low 50’s.
  • And Tomorrow: Sunny and Windy with daytime highs in upper 80’s/low 90’s. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Knight’s Trial Resumes Today

  The trial of Edie Knight resumes today. Knight is an 86-year-old Atascadero woman accused of electioneering at a the Elks Lodge during last June’s primary election. Edie Knight of Atascadero was caught on video asking a vote if he or she were coming in to vote in the June election. Democratic poll watcher Stephen…