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Cal Fire 4.02.2018

Cal fire is looking to buy new fire fighting helicopters. The new black hawk helicopters would replace the Vietnam era Huey helicopters. The black hawk helicopters would allow firefighters to battle fires at night. The issue is the cost. They run about $24 million for each helicopter. That’s up from a low bid of $11.4…

Paso Robles City Council 4.02.2018

Paso Robles has a new police chief. Commander Ty Lewis will take over July 15th, when chief Robert Burton retires. Lewis will be confirmed at tomorrow night’s city council meeting. Lewis started with the Paso Robles police department in 2002. Previously, he worked in law enforcement in Porterville and Bakersfield. He was promoted to sergeant…

In Sports 3.30.2018

The Templeton Eagles softball team beat Santa Maria 2-1 yesterday to remain undefeated. So far this season, the Eagles are undefeated at 8-0. The undefeated Templeton softball team plays next week at a tournament in Santa Maria. They’re ranked 4th in the CIF division five, #83 in the state, and # 403 in the nation.…

Farmers Market 3.30.2018

The biggest of north county farmers markets is tomorrow in Templeton. Robin gable of the north county farmers market association says you’ll find a lot of products at the farmers markets in Paso Robles on Tuesday, Atascadero Wednesday and Templeton on Saturday. Templeton hosts a farmers market tomorrow morning at the downtown city park.

Stornetta 3.30.2018

It’s official, Jonathon Stornetta is the new fire chief in Paso Robles. Stornetta has been interim chief since October. He will be the permanent head of Paso’s emergency services department. Stornetta joined the fire department in 2001 as a firefighter and paramedic. Over the years, he also served as a paramedic, fire captain and battalion…

Fremont Hall 3.30.2018

Fremont Hall at Cal Poly will remain closed for the 2018-2019 school year. The red-brick dorm was closed in February of last year after heavy rainfall caused the hill above the dorm to become unstable. The universities facilities management and development crew did extensive remediation work on the hillside, but they’ve decided to keep the…

Cliff Plunge 3.30.2018

California peace officers trying to understand why a family of eight drove off a 100-foot cliff in northern California, killing two mothers and six adopted children. The family was being investigated by child protective services after neighbors said the children were hungry and were knocking on their doors asking for food. The neighbors were also…

David Hogg 3.30.2018

Is the student activist behind the national march for our lives headed to our county? David Hogg of Parkland, Florida says he’s been accepted to Cal Poly. He hasn’t said if he’ll actually become a Mustang. Hogg was rejected by UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine. He says he plans to…

Lynn Compton 3.30.2018

While the debate continues over the tragic death of schizophrenic Andrew Holland at the San Luis Obispo county jail, efforts continue to prevent a recurrence, Yesterday in San Luis Obispo, a grand opening ceremony for a new facility to address the growing problem of county residents with serious mental health issues. It’s called the crisis…