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History of Wine 10.15.2021

The history of wine goes back much further than a thousand years. The Wine Project, which is opening an exhibit at the Carnegie museum in Paso Robles, dates wine fermentation back 25 thousand years. Tomorrow at the historic museum in the downtown city park, a demonstration of how ancient people made giant clay vessels to…

Sit-Out in CA Schools 10.15.2021

A Sit-Out being promoted by parents and teachers in California who oppose a vaccine mandate for students and teachers. On October first, California became the first state to announce a covid vaccination mandate for schools. Besides students, teachers and staff who oppose the vaccine mandate are asked to participate. The vice-chair of Moms For Liberty…

Time Capsule 10.15.2021

A time capsule dating back 67 years was removed from the brick exterior of the Paso Robles Boys School and opened by correctional officials yesterday on Airport road. About 25 people assembled for the opening at the boys school, including the former director, Dave Bacigalupo and the director of the California juvenile corrections system. It…

North County Weather 10.14.2021

Sunny today, highs near 80 in Paso Robles. 78 in Atascadero. NNE winds 10-15 miles per hour. Overnight, clear skies, lows near 42. NE winds 10-15 miles per hour. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, highs near 87 in Paso Robles. 87 in Atascadero. ENE winds 5-10- miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies…

In Sports 10.14.2021

The Dodgers and the Giants play off series is tied at 2-2. The ultimate, decisive game to be played tonight in San Francisco. The winner will play the Atlanta Braves in the national league championships. In the American league, the Astros will play the Red Sox today in Houston in the first game of the…

Inflation 10.14.2021

You may have noticed this yourself at the cash register when you’re shopping for anything. Inflation in September was up 5.4% from last year. It’s the highest inflation in 13 years. Gas prices are up 25% under president Joe Biden. Meat is up 12%. Used car prices are up 24% over last year. In the…

Ginger Lee Mankins Gets Ten Years 10.14.2021

A former bookkeeper gets ten years in state prison for six counts of felony embezzlement. 56-year-old Ginger Lee Mankins admitted to stealing more than one half million dollars from two agriculture companies in the Arroyo Grande area. The embezzlement occured between 2008 and 2017. Superior court judge Jacquelyn Duffy described her actions as a “tremendous…

Other Supervisorial Elections 10.14.2021

In other districts, Stacy Korsgaden is running again in the third district. Stacy has scheduled a fundraiser for Sunday October 24th at Thousand Hills Ranch in Pismo Beach. Stacy lost a very close election to incumbent Adam Hill. That was shortly before Hill took his own life with a drug overdose-suicide. Hill was being investigated…

Lynn Compton Fundraiser 10.14.2021

San Luis Obispo county supervisor Lynn Compton is again running for re-election. In fact, she’s hosting a fundraiser Sunday afternoon at Peacock Farms in Arroyo Grande. Dr. Steven Hayward will speak. If you want to attend, you must RSVP immediately. You may remember, Compton won a tough race against newcomer Jimmy Paulding, a progressive from…

Alisal Fire 10.14.2021

The Alisal fire continues to burn out of control near Santa Barbara. The fire has burned 14,500 acres. As of yesterday morning, it was only 5% contained. Highway 101 is closed in both directors from just north of Goleta to the junction with highway one at Las Cruzes. That’s near Gaviota. Motorists are advised to…