Arata Back in Court 3.04.2021

Black lives matter protester Tiana Arata back in court yesterday. A county prosecutor tells the judge that the DA’s office supports allowing five of the accused protesters to go into a diversion program to avoid trail. That does not apply, however, to Tiana Arata or to Robert Lastra, who broke the back window of a…

Paso Robles Police & Vandals 3.04.2021

Paso Robles police identify two suspects accused of vandalizing cars in Paso Robles last Saturday. They are Ben Delashmutt and Michell Baranek of California Valley. Police say the two 43-year-old suspects confessed to the crimes. They wrote with red spray paint in large letters on sidewalks, bank drive-thru driveways and on a bus. They hit…

Covid Deaths in SLO 3.04.2021

Meanwhile, the county turns to the red tier. That means local restaurants and gyms can open for indoor activity. Retails stores can increase capacity. Movie theaters, museums and other businesses can open their doors for the first time since November. San Luis Obispo county reports 27 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday. Two new deaths reported.…

Opener for Thursday 3.04.2021

Have we turned the corner on coronavirus. Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham believes it. Cunningham talking with KPRL yesterday. He says the state is slow to reopen schools, because of the state government. He calls it shameful. He says Dr. Fauci and the CDC said last December that it was safe to reopen schools.

North County Weather 3.03.2021

Mostly cloudy this morning, partly cloudy this afternoon, highs near 62. Clear overnight with temperatures dipping down to about 35. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies with temperatures around 67. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies thru Sunday. A 65% chance of rain Monday night through next Thursday.

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Other Stories This Wednesday 3.03.2021

Under the new red tier, schools can now reopen. School officials now looking at how soon they can return, and whether there will be push back from local teachers unions. San Luis Obispo county court house closed briefly Tuesday morning after a threat to the building. Bomb sniffing dogs searched the building. Staff was evacuated…

Vans Vandalized at PRJUSD 3.03.2021

Monday morning, the Paso Robles School District discovered six school vans were vandalized. The catalytic converters were removed. The thief entered the vehicle yard through a gate and stole the device off six older model vans. Transportation and Operations Manager Kelly Stainbrook said, “They were older vans, so finding the replacement parts may be challenging.”…

Paso Robles City Council 3.03.2021

The Paso Robles City Council meet Tuesday evening, virtually. The council received a COVID-19 Community Update. The big news is that the county returned yesterday to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Red Tier. Joel Peterson of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance talked about a challenging year under the pandemic shutdown. He said tourism stopped in March,…