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Sarah Hale 2.22.2019

21-year-old Sarah Hale pleads not guilty yesterday to charges related to the death of a Paso Robles man. Hale entered the plea at her arraignment yesterday in San Luis Obispo superior court. She’s accused of killing 21-year-old Jose Montes Guillen of Paso Robles. Guillen jumped on Sarah Hale’s car to prevent her from driving away…

Homeless Shelter 2.22.2019

At a special meeting Thursday night, the Paso Robles City Council votes unanimously to apply for several million dollars in grants to build a homeless shelter near the city’s Water Reclamation Facility. Julie Dahlen, Director of Community Services, says the city will apply for a HEAP Grant, (Homeless Emergency Aid Program). The state has made…

Weather 2.22.2019

Snow, sleet, hail, and sunshine. The north county got a little of everything yesterday afternoon. Snow fell yesterday on 46 east near the county line. There was also some light snow on the Cuesta Grade yesterday and hail in Paso Robles. For the first time in eight years, the county is no longer experiencing drought…

North County Weather 2.21.2019

Cloudy with 50% chance of showers this morning. Possibly snow showers at higher elevations. This afternoon, we’ll see sunny skies again, highs this afternoon in the mid 50’s. Clear overnight, lows in the upper 20’s. Tomorrow, sunny, highs in the mid 50’s. Mostly sunny Saturday through next Thursday. Another storm arrives late next week, March…

In Sports 2.21.2019

In baseball yesterday, San Luis Obispo beat Paso Robles 6-1 in a game played in San Luis. Junior catcher CJ Ontiveros went 2-3 for the Bearcats, but the team only had four hits in the game. San Luis beat Pioneer Valley last week 21-0. That game was played in Santa Maria. The Bearcats host St.…

Confetti 2.21.2019

In San Luis Obispo, city officials are cracking down on young hikers who throw confetti on Terrace Hill to create pictures for social media. Apparently, the glitter creates an exciting panoramic photo, but the confetti is littering the hikers trail. The city has posted signs discouraging the behavior.

Oakland Schools 2.21.2019

Oakland teachers are prepared to walk off the job today. Some 3,000 teachers may walk out on strike. They’re demanding higher pay and smaller classes. The walkout would affect 36,000 students at 86 schools. School officials sending a message to parents that schools will remain open today, staffed by non-union teachers and substitute teachers.

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Debbie Peterson 2.21.2019

In Grover Beach, city councilwoman Debbie Peterson abruptly resigns from the council, after making allegations of corruption by her colleagues on the council. Specifically, she says the city has appointed inappropriate people to serve on the boards of the sanitation district and the Integrated Waste Management Agency. She says some of the appointees have been…

Crash on Grade 2.21.2019

A serious accident on the Cuesta grade yesterday afternoon. Around three, a mini-van collided with a big rig. Three people injured. One of the three had to be extricated from the vehicle. Two were transported to local hospitals. The CHP says the mini-van struck the back of the big rig, wedging itself underneath the trailer…