In Sports 8.31.2018

High school football resumes tonight in the north county. Templeton high school hosting Mendota at 7:30 this evening. Coach Tyler Lane says his offense this year is similar to last year, except for a few sophomores who are spicing it up. Particularly, Mason Barbour and Tyler Kaschewski. The Eagles host Mendota tonight at 7:30 at…

Neil Young 8.31.2018

As we reported two days ago on KPRL, Neil Young and Darryl Hannah got married in the north county last weekend. The 72-year-old Canadian rocker and 57-year-old actress were spotted at the Carlton hotel in Atascadero. Daryl Hannah was also reportedly seen getting a pedicure at Nail First and Spa in Atascadero. She was also…

Atascadero Zoo 8.31.2018

The Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero gets three new exotic animals from South America. The Southern Tamandua is a relative to the giant anteater. It’s nocturnal, but occasionally ventures out in daylight. There’s also a new Great Curassow, a large, pheasant like bird from central and south America. There’s a Red-fronted Macaw. Those come from…

12-Years For Prison Assault

A Nipomo man who assaulted a correctional deputy gets 12-years in state prison. 28-year-old Joseph Allen Baker pleaded no contest to felony assault on a custodial officer Wednesday. He also admitted to having a prior serious felony conviction for criminal threats, which enhanced the penalty. He was serving a jail sentence for resisting arrest, assault…

Distracted Driver 8.31.2018

A woman whose vehicle struck and killed a world-class triathlete on highway 227 while talking on her cell phone gets probation only. Lisa Smith was talking on her cell phone when her car struck and killed the wife of the dean of Cal Poly’s college of business. 58-year-old Bridgett Dawson died from injuries sustained in…

Gino Lopez 8.31.2018

The fate of 23-year-old Gino Lopez is in the hands of the jury. Lopez is the Arvin man who crashed his car on the Cuesta grade two years ago while under the influence of alcohol. He fled the scene although a passenger in the car lay dead or dying on the pavement. Other motorists say…