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Yosemite Shutdown 12.24.2018

Despite the federal shutdown, Yosemite and other national parks remain open. Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks are also open during the shutdown. At Yosemite, entrance stations will remain open, but unstaffed. The Yosemite medical clinic will remain open during its normal operating hours, but visitor centers will be closed. All national park service programs…

Thefts 12.24.2018

Early Saturday morning, sheriff’s deputies pulled over a car on highway 101 north of Paso Robles near Wellsona road and discovered nearly $20 thousand dollars of stolen items. The stolen items came from Victoria’s Secret, Lids and American Girl. They included toys, clothing and make-up. Burglary tools were also discovered in a search of their…

San Juan Bautista 12.21.2018

At Mission San Juan Bautista, crowds gathering this morning for the Winter Solstice, which illuminates the altar on this day as it has for 200 years. According to archaeologist Rueben Mendoza of Cal State Monterey Bay, the padres built the mission at an angle so that when the sun rises on the Winter Solstice, the…

Launch 12.21.2018

Vandenberg officials say that rocket launch will not happen this week. It was rescheduled for yesterday afternoon, but scrubbed, again. The launch will carry a top-secret payload into orbit for a mission dubbed NROL-71. High winds canceled the lift off Tuesday. On Wednesday, a hydrogen leak postponed the launch. Yesterday, it was scheduled to launch,…

Wild Horse 12.21.2018

The Cal Fire hazmat team was called to inspect a package sent to a Templeton winery yesterday. The package was leaking an unknown liquid. Wild Horse Winery received the package in the mail. When winery staff opened the package it started leaking some type of liquid, so they called 911. The county regional hazmat team…

Scotty’s Barbecue 12.21.2018

Scotty’s Barbecue in Atascadero was vandalized early Thursday morning. Damage estimated at 2-3 thousand dollars. Someone apparently smashed a window and broke a beer cooler. No one entered the business. Nothing was stolen. A passerby contacted police around 5:20 yesterday morning. The police arrived in a few minutes. Owner Jason Heard says the window is…

Flores 12.21.2018

Yesterday, Carlo Fuentes Flores was charged with the murder of 62-year-old Nancy Woodrum of Paso Robles. On Tuesday, the Paso Robles man led sheriff’s detectives to her body in a remote spot off highway 58 in eastern San Luis Obispo county. Fuentes Flores also allegedly raped Woodrum and burglarized her home on El Pharo drive…