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Sarah Hale 2.19.2019

Sarah Hale returns to court Thursday for her arraignment. The 21-year-old Paso Robles woman is accused of killing a man who tried to stop her from driving home drunk from a brewery in downtown Paso Robles. Jose Montes Guillen jumped on Hale’s car as she was driving away from Santa Maria Brewing company. She sped…

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Armed Robbery 2.19.2019

An armed robbery and attempted carjacking last night near Avila beach. The sheriff’s department received a 911 call to the parking lot at Cave Landing road, known as Pirates Cove. The victim said two men came up to his drivers car window, pulled a gun and threatened him. He drove off and called 911. The…

Short Term Rentals 2.19.2019

The debate over short-term, vacation rentals continues tonight before Paso Robles city council. Two weeks ago, the Paso Robles city council heard public testimony and debated the issue before they approved an urgency ordinance. Now, councilman John Hamon is asking the council to repeal that urgency ordinance because he says he has an indirect connection…

In Sports 2.15.2019

The second round of the CIF play-offs today, at least for a couple local teams. In the first round of the CIF play offs, the Templeton girls soccer team beat Hoover of Fresno 2-0 on Wednesday. Today, they travel to Fresno to take on top ranked San Joaquin Memorial. On Wednesday the Templeton boys beat…

Equipment Expo Running For 52nd Year 2.15.2019

More than 100,000 people attended the three-day world AG Expo in Tulare, which ended yesterday. It’s considered the largest event of its kind in the world. The expo features nearly 1,500 exhibitors who display farm equipment, supplies and technology. Attendees also participate in farm tours and go to seminars on irrigation, dairy production, marketing and…

Marijuana Money 2.15.2019

Plans to fund youth programs with tax revenue from cannabis cultivation and pot sales is not manifesting. The state told voters that after marijuana was legalized there would be programs to teach youth how to avoid substance abuse. The money for those programs is not coming in like state bureaucrats planned. According to Robert Harris,…

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Paseo Nuevo 2.15.2019

In Santa Barbara, Paseo Nuevo is getting a $20 million dollar upgrade. The renovation is part of a lease deal with the city through 2065. The Santa Barbara city council approved a development agreement this week that includes 156 thousand square feet. Paseo Nuevo will also donate $200,000 to the city for services for the…

Paso Market Place 2.15.2019

Meanwhile in Paso Robles, construction work continues on Spring and 18th. The Paso Market Walk going in where Hometown Nursery used to be. Although the rain showers have interrupted work, that project is making good progress. JW Design is building a cluster of restaurants, retail stores and several vacation rentals on the property. The developer…