Charles Paddock Zoo 2.28.2019

The White-Crested Laughing Thrush at the Charles Paddock zoo welcome visitors to a new exhibit which opens Saturday at the Charles Paddock Zoo. The Thelma Vetter Red Panda experience opens Saturday, which is part of the Indo-Burma exhibit. The exhibit features 11 species from southeast Asia, including the red panda, white-crested laughing thrushes, and snakes.…

Band Director 2.28.2019

Paso Robles high school is losing it’s popular band director. Kevin Mcdonald is leaving because his contract was not renewed. Sheila Passager spoke to the school board about the loss. Sheila says the important thing is that students understand the marching band will continue at Paso Robles high school. As for the principal, this is…

Weather 2.28.2019

A respite from the storm today, but beware the ides of March. Today, cloudy skies and scattered showers. Tonight only a 10% chance of precipitation. Increasing to 20% tomorrow. Then, another storm arrives Saturday. This one is more intense than what we’ve seen this week. Thundershowers on Saturday, tapering off Sunday. Mostly sunny skies Monday…

In Sports 2.27.2019

The Paso Robles Bearcats beat the Atascadero Greyhounds 6-5 in extra innings Tuesday night at Barnhart field. The Bearcat softball team beat St. Joseph 7-1 at Paso Robles high school yesterday. The Atascadero softball team beat Nipomo 8-1 yesterday. Templeton beat Santa Maria 7-0. Ashley Daugherty threw a no-hitter for the Eagles. Seven innings: 18…

School Board 2.27.2019

Last night, the Paso Robles school board approved about $2.1 million dollars in budget cuts. An additional $800,000 in cuts will be made in the next year. Chief business officer Brad Pawlowski outlined modifications to the previous proposal. The budget reductions are a desperate effort to prevent the district from going in the red and…

York Mountain Pot Farm 2.27.2019

A long discussion late yesterday afternoon, about the proposal to develop a marijuana farm on York Mountain road. The agenda item was not started until five yesterday and continued until nine. Supervisor Lynn Compton cited the smell of the plants as a major concern. After another hour of discussion, the parties agreed to meet this…