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School Board 12.21.2018

The Paso Robles school board revises downward the settlement awarded to outgoing superintendent Chris Williams. The previous board, including Field Gibson, Matt Mclish and Kathleen Hall, Joan Summers, and Joel Peterson agreed to give Chris Williams $250 thousand dollars in pay and benefits with his resignation. The new board agrees to reduce that by about…

Vandenberg Launch 12.20.2018

That rocket did not launch yesterday from Vandenberg air force base. There was an unknown object in the sky. It wasn’t the Delta Heavy Four rocket that was scheduled to launch. The launch postponed again. This time for the fourth time. The reason yesterday, a hydrogen leak in one of the engine areas. They’re going…

Sunshine and Waves 12.20.2018

Although the rain has abated, the heavy surf continues to pound beaches on the central coast. The national weather service issued a high surf advisory that will remain in effect until noon tomorrow. PG and E meteorologist John Lindsay says the swell is expected to peak at 10-12 feet today, and about 8-10 feet tomorrow.…

An Arrest in Wildfire Scam 12.20.2018

A 28-year-old woman posing as a firefighter’s wife arrested after collecting several thousands of dollars donations she collected for fire-fighters. She reportedly kept the money herself. Ashley Bemis of San Juan Capistrano posted photos of herself and her “fictitious fire fighter husband” on multiple social media pages, asking for donations. She asked for items that…

School Board 12.20.2018

The Paso Robles school board holding an emergency meeting at one this afternoon at the district office on Niblick road. In closed session, the school board will reportedly discuss the $220 thousand cash pay out to former superintendent Chris Williams, who resigned shortly before new financials were released showing the district is headed toward a…

Nancy Woodrum Murder 12.20.2018

San Luis Obispo county sheriff Ian Parkinson announces resolution in the disappearance of 62-year-old Nancy Woodrum, of Paso Robles. The sheriff holding a news conference yesterday with district attorney Dan Dow. Parkinson announces the arrest of 42-year-old Carlo Alberto Fuentes Flores of Paso Robles. Tuesday, Flores led sheriff’s investigators to her body, off highway 58…

Holiday Shopping 12.19.2018

Economists expect this Christmas holiday shopping season to be a strong one for several reasons. Unemployment is at its lowest rate in nearly 50 years and wage growth is picking up. Consumer confidence is near record highs. A survey by the national retail federation is projecting holiday spending to grow by more than 4% this…