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Napa Worker 10.30.2018

In Napa county, a vineyard worker died yesterday in an accident involving a grape-harvesting machine. Emergency crews responded to a report of a worker stuck inside the equipment at the Napa area Deconinck Vineyards. 49-year-old Leon Marcelo Luna died at the scene. His family says that he was working next to the device when a…

Mountain Lion 10.30.2018

A mountain lion roaming the parking lot of a busy office complex in Pleasanton was tranquilized with the help of a drone using a thermal imaging camera. The one-year-old male cougar was about 80 pounds. It took four tranquilizer darts to bring him down. California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers wanted to transport the…

Gas Tax 10.30.2018

The man who is spearheading the campaign to repeal the gas tax is saying if it doesn’t pass, he will recall attorney general Xavier Becerra over the false and misleading ballot title. During his recent visit to Atascadero, Carl deMaio outlined his issues with the state attorney general. He says the gas repeal petition was…

Xander Schaufele 10.29.2018

PGA golfer Xander Schauffele of San Diego wins a PGA tournament held in Shanghai China. The local connection is his caddy. Xander’s caddy is Austin Kaiser of Paso Robles. They met while playing golf for San Diego state. Austin’s mom is Popi Kaiser, owner of Cider Creek Bakery. His dad, Bob Kaiser, is a well-known…

Pumpkin Patch 10.29.2018

The River K Pumpkin Patch is open from 9-8 through Halloween. Valerie Kunze Reynolds says the pumpkin patch started as a 4-H project for her and her brother back in 1969. It turned into a family business. The River K Pumpkin Patch is located on North River road, just north of Paso Robles. They’re open…

Paderewski Beer 10.29.2018

When he lived in Paso Robles, Paderewski made wine. This year, however, Firestone Walker is offering a limited supply of Baltic Porter-style beer brewed with hops and malts from Germany and eastern Europe. It’s called Paderewski Porter. It debuted Friday at Firestone Walker, Venice. The Polish pianist and composer lived in Paso Robles off and…

Cop Killer 10.29.2018

In Riverside, a judge rules that a man accused of killing two California police officers in an ambush-style attack is mentally fit to be executed if he’s found guilty. The attorneys for 28-year-old John Felix argued that he was too intellectually disabled to face capital punishment. The officers responded to a call about domestic violence…