Turkey Fire 8.07.2018

The smoke which spread over the north county yesterday afternoon originated from the Turkey fire in southern Monterey county. The Turkey fire started around one yesterday afternoon near Parkfield. It started in the California Flats area near Turkey Flat road. By 3:45 the fire had spread to 2,225 acres. No structures were threatened, and Cal…

Wayne Cooper 8.06.2018

One sad note this morning. Atascadero icon Wayne Cooper died August first. Cooper was active for many years with the Atascadero greyhounds. He also co-founded the Lighthouse Foundation. Wayne was born in San Luis and grew up in Carissa Plains. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 tomorrow morning at Colony Park community…

Pig Flu 8.06.2018

The San Luis Obispo county public health department is investigating several cases of influenza, trying to ascertain if the cases are linked to a pig that was shown at the California mid-state fair. Several people have tested positive for an influenza virus that may be different from those circulating during flu season. These people each…

California Surfing Day 8.06.2018

The California legislature passes a resolution naming September 20th, California surfing day. The purpose of the holiday is to “celebrate the California surfing lifestyle.” Officials and surfers convened at the Huntington beach pier on Tuesday to proclaim the day. State senator Janet Win of Orange county said, “surfing is part of the social, economic and…

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Vending Machine Pirates 8.06.2018

The sheriff’s department is looking for two men suspected of breaking into vending machines in the north county. Early last Friday morning, they broke into a water vending machine at the Chevron station on Las Tablas road and stole cash. That was around 4:45 in the morning. Later, Friday morning, they broke into a coca-cola…

Counterfeit Bills 8.06.2018

Counterfeit bills showing up in San Luis Obispo county. Several manifested in Paso Robles during the mid-state fair. People trying to pass off the counterfeit 20 and 100 dollar bills at retail stores near the fair. More recently, the Cambria chamber of commerce is warning north coast businesses of counterfeit money being circulated along highway…

Hearst Castle 8.06.2018

Crowds returning to the Hearst castle state historical monument after the reopening of highway one. Some, are intrigued by a discovery late last year, which solved an old mystery about a 328-year old Spanish painting. Tour guide Carson Cargill saw something in the painting as he walked into Casa Grande. Laurel Roger joined him after…

Paso City Council 8.06.2018

Paso Robles city council meets tomorrow night at the library conference room. They’ll discuss the downtown parking plan update. After last weeks public forums on downtown parking, Paso Robles. The council will discuss the downtown parking issues tomorrow night. The council will also discuss changing the definition of political signs to temporary non-commercial signs.