San Juan Bautista 12.21.2018

At Mission San Juan Bautista, crowds gathering this morning for the Winter Solstice, which illuminates the altar on this day as it has for 200 years. According to archaeologist Rueben Mendoza of Cal State Monterey Bay, the padres built the mission at an angle so that when the sun rises on the Winter Solstice, the…

Launch 12.21.2018

Vandenberg officials say that rocket launch will not happen this week. It was rescheduled for yesterday afternoon, but scrubbed, again. The launch will carry a top-secret payload into orbit for a mission dubbed NROL-71. High winds canceled the lift off Tuesday. On Wednesday, a hydrogen leak postponed the launch. Yesterday, it was scheduled to launch,…

Wild Horse 12.21.2018

The Cal Fire hazmat team was called to inspect a package sent to a Templeton winery yesterday. The package was leaking an unknown liquid. Wild Horse Winery received the package in the mail. When winery staff opened the package it started leaking some type of liquid, so they called 911. The county regional hazmat team…

Scotty’s Barbecue 12.21.2018

Scotty’s Barbecue in Atascadero was vandalized early Thursday morning. Damage estimated at 2-3 thousand dollars. Someone apparently smashed a window and broke a beer cooler. No one entered the business. Nothing was stolen. A passerby contacted police around 5:20 yesterday morning. The police arrived in a few minutes. Owner Jason Heard says the window is…

Flores 12.21.2018

Yesterday, Carlo Fuentes Flores was charged with the murder of 62-year-old Nancy Woodrum of Paso Robles. On Tuesday, the Paso Robles man led sheriff’s detectives to her body in a remote spot off highway 58 in eastern San Luis Obispo county. Fuentes Flores also allegedly raped Woodrum and burglarized her home on El Pharo drive…

School Board 12.21.2018

The Paso Robles school board revises downward the settlement awarded to outgoing superintendent Chris Williams. The previous board, including Field Gibson, Matt Mclish and Kathleen Hall, Joan Summers, and Joel Peterson agreed to give Chris Williams $250 thousand dollars in pay and benefits with his resignation. The new board agrees to reduce that by about…

Vandenberg Launch 12.20.2018

That rocket did not launch yesterday from Vandenberg air force base. There was an unknown object in the sky. It wasn’t the Delta Heavy Four rocket that was scheduled to launch. The launch postponed again. This time for the fourth time. The reason yesterday, a hydrogen leak in one of the engine areas. They’re going…

Sunshine and Waves 12.20.2018

Although the rain has abated, the heavy surf continues to pound beaches on the central coast. The national weather service issued a high surf advisory that will remain in effect until noon tomorrow. PG and E meteorologist John Lindsay says the swell is expected to peak at 10-12 feet today, and about 8-10 feet tomorrow.…