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Olive Festival 7.08.2021

The Paso Robles Olive Festival and Central Coast Lavender Festival are returning to Paso Robles. Both festivals to be held together on Saturday, July 10th at the downtown city park. Main Street is looking for people who would like to participate in the Olive Festival and Lavender Festival July 10th in downtown. Contact Main Street…

Covid Death Count 7.08.2021

The world death count related to coronavrius surpasses four million people. The World Health Organizations saying the death count hit that milestone this week. You may remember that when news of the coronavirus first hit, the warning signs were prolific. Some described it as the worst pandemic in history. How does that 4 million figure…

Parachutist Lands on Roof 7.08.2021

When his parachute failed to open properly, a British soldier participating in a group training jump while visiting Camp Roberts, landed on the roof of a home in Atascadero late Tuesday afternoon. The jumper went through the exterior and interior roof, but was not seriously hurt. No one was at home at the time of…

Strawberry Pickers 7.08.2021

Strawberry pickers settle a strike in the south county. Pickers went on strike at West Coast Berry Farms in Nipomo. They said their wages didn’t cover the cost of rent, food, gas and childcare. Before the job action, the workers received $2 per strawberry tray. A spokesperson for West Coast Farms says at that rate,…

Dog Attack Lawsuit 7.08.2021

Remember that tragic dog attack in Grover Beach five years ago? A retired police dog got out of its back yard and killed a man who was trying to defend an elderly neighbor woman. The dog was owned by a south county police officer. The survivor and family members of the deceased are in court…

Shoot Out in Paso Robles 7.08.2021

The mayor weighed in on the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old Los Angeles man who orchestrated an eight hour stand-off at the Dry Creek apartments. He says the chief did a great job handling the situation. Paso Robles police Chief Ty Lewis appreciates the support expressed by Paso Robles residents and city leaders. When the…

Paso Robles City Council 7.08.2021

Paso Robles city council meets tonight, but it’s not virtual, tonight it’s the real thing. Mayor Martin says he wants to continue some aspects of the virtual meeting. He says the improved public access was beneficial. They may discuss that issue tonight. Without the pregnant pauses. But it will be a live meeting at city…

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Other Stories This Thursday 7.07.2021

The preliminary hearing for Paul and Rueben Flores postponed again. The 12-day hearing was scheduled to begin yesterday, but was scheduled for July 20th. The Flores father and son are accused in the disappearance and suspected murder of Cal Poly student Kristin Smart back in 1996. If he’s convicted in the murder, Paul Flores may…