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Teachers Reluctant Returning to School 9.18.2020

While many California teachers are reluctant to return to school, the Paso Robles and Atascadero school districts are trying to reopen for in-person instruction. Paso Robles school superintendent Chris Dubost telling the school board recently he believes it’s best if students can return to school. School board trustee Chris Bausch supports the superintendent. Both Paso…

Arata Arraignment Via Zoom 9.18.2020

20-year-old Tianna Arata had another virtual day in court yesterday. She appeared via Zoom, but her attorney says they will be challenging the charges against her on first amendment grounds. Attorney Curtis Briggs spoke. At yesterday’s arraignment Tianna’s attorney says he wants the charges thrown out, citing the first amendment rights of his client.

Shooting in Paso 9.18.2020

The Paso Robles police are investigating a shooting which occurred just before ten last night in the area of Santa Ysabel and San Augustin drive. No other details yet available. Police are on the scene, doing their investigation. We’ll have more information as it becomes available to us.

Weather and Fire 9.18.2020

Did it stay pretty warm at your place yesterday? Smoke from the Dolan fire largely responsible for covering the north county overnight, trapping warm air over us. Up the coast, the Dolan fire grew to 125 thousand acres overnight. It spread an additional 3,381 acres. It remains 40% contained. It has destroyed 19 structures, and…

North County Weather 9.17.2020

Mostly sunny skies today after morning fog and low clouds. Smoke and haze are possible. Highs this afternoon near 90. Overnight, clear skies, lows in the upper 50’s. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies. Highs in the upper 80’s. The long range forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through the weekend. High temperatures dropping back into the…

Paso Robles Drug Bust 9.17.2020

An alleged drug house in the 500 block of Laurelwood raided yesterday by Paso Robles police. A police sergeant on patrol spotted two suspicious people sitting in a car in front of the house. A search of the car revealed two hand guns, 109 grams of meth, 14 grams of heroin, a police scanner, paraphernalia,…

Atascadero Teacher 9.17.2020

A superior court judge orders 22 felony charges of pornography dropped against a former teacher in Atascadero. 51-year-old Chris Berdoll faces another 24 felony charges of using a minor for a sex act, and 20 felony counts of possession of child pornography. He was placed on leave and arrested back on September 10th of 2018.…

Candidates Forum in Paso Robles 9.17.2020

Last night, the city of Paso Robles hosted a forum for candidates running for public office. It was an informational meeting with several of the city’s department heads talking about their responsibilities, fire chief Jonathon Stornetta told the group. Chief Stornetta described the challenges facing firefighters in Paso Robles today. Police chief Ty Lewis also…

John Peschong 9.17.2020

North county supervisor John Peschong says he’s still putting pressure on the health officials to open up the county. San Luis Obispo county supervisor John Peschong say he will raise more questions of the health officials next week at the supervisors meeting. Dr. Penny Borenstein and county administrative are marching in locked goose step with…