Fabric Store 7.24.2018

Another long-time local retail store closes its doors in San Luis. Betty’s Fabrics closes after 45 years. Betty Pilkinton opened the store during the flood of January 18, 1973. At the time, Cal Poly students were paddling canoes through the streets around Higuera and Marsh due to the flooded conditions. She also operated fabric stores…

Stabbing 7.24.2018

A fatal stabbing Sunday night on BART at an Oakland subway station. 27-year-old John Lee Cowell is accused of fatally stabbing an 18-year-old woman in the neck. He also stabbed her sister as they exited a train at the Oakland BART station. The attack was described as unprovoked. Cowell had been riding in the same…

Rosenberg 7.24.2018

A teenage animal activist from San Luis Obispo releases goats and lambs from their pens at the California mid-state fair. 16-year-old Zoe Rosenberg was arrested and released Sunday. Over the past two years, Rosenberg has been arrested several times for acting out in the name of animal rights. She previously protested at the Charles Paddock…

Sales Tax in Paso Robles 7.24.2018

Paso Robles mayor Steve Martin says you’ll see the proposed one half percent sales tax on the ballot in November to fund city roads. City manager Tom Frutchey says the state has taken away gas tax revenue from cities to spend on state programs. Paso Robles mayor Steve Martin says he and Tom Frutchey will…

State Water 7.24.2018

State water may get a major shot in the arm today. The governor is expected to commit nearly one billion dollars to build two huge dam projects in the bay area, and another $1.5 billion for six more big water projects from the Sacramento valley to Bakersfield. The California Water Commission will likely vote to…

Hot Weather 7.24.2018

Forecasters say we can expect hot weather the next few days in the north county. 107 today in Paso Robles, slightly cooler in Atascadero. 109 tomorrow….in Paso Robles Then a gradual cooling trend. Temperatures dropping down to 106 on Thursday. 103 Friday in Paso Robles. The hot weather may approach the records for the date.…

Landis Motor Works 7.23.2018

Another local business moving in San Luis Obispo. Landis Auto Services relocating after operating at an old gas station for the past 36 years at the corner of Marsh and Carmel streets. A four-story, mixed-use storefront and condo complex will be going in at the site. Landis will move down Higuera. Renton Partners and the…

Wine Award 7.23.2018

Cass Winery named winery of the year at the California mid-state fair’s annual wine competition. The vineyard on Linne road receiving its second central coast wine competition winery of the year award on Friday. Steve Cass says, “we could not be more humbled to win this award from this terrific competition that takes place right…