California DMV Budget 6.17.2019

The California DMV is getting a budget increase. The legislature increased the DMV budget by $242 million dollars. That’s a 17% increase. It takes the DMV’s total budget to $1.36. One of the reason is to help the DMV promote the federally mandated Real ID and voter registration programs. Republicans allege that the increased budget…

Motorcyclist 6.17.2019

In Santa Maria saturday afternoon, a motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a big rig in north Santa Maria. The accident occurred around 1:30 Saturday afternoon on North Broadway near highway 101. The investigation into the fatal crash continues.

Carson Starkey 6.17.2019

One Cal Poly graduate was not present to receive his diploma Saturday, but his family accepted his Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering on his behalf. Carson Starkey died of alcohol poisoning more than a decade ago when he was a freshman at Cal Poly. His family accepted the degree on his behalf. Starkey’s parents…

Paso Robles City Council 6.17.2019

The Paso Robles city council meets tomorrow night at the library conference room. Ditas Esperanza of the public works department will give a report on capital projects. The council is expected to confirm the appointment of Sarah Johnson-Rios as assistance city manager. They council will also switch hats and receive as the Groundwater Sustainability Agency…

John Peschong 6.17.2019

Forecasters say we’ll enjoy mostly sunny skies for the next ten days with temperatures in the upper 70’s and low 80’s. We may get some wind tomorrow, but otherwise, it will be sunny and mild through next Wednesday. Overnight, temperatures will drop down around 50. Sunrise is at 5:48 today. Sunset at 8:21. This week,…

Sports 6.14.2019

In California sports, the Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors 114-110 to win the NBA Championship last night in Oakland. Clay Thompson scored 30 for the Warriors, but left the game with an injury. The Raptors outscored the Warriors by six points in the 4th quarter, and won the game by four points. At…