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Noose 11.16.2018

Cal Poly officials upset about a noose which is discovered in a laundry room on campus. The noose was tied from the belt of bathrobe. President Jeffrey Armstrong sent an email to students and faculty on Wednesday. It’s not clear what officials make of the bathrobe belt. They’re not sure if it’s a reference to…

Vandenberg Fire 11.16.2018

A young couple in Vandenberg Village broke into an apartment building and saved a life from fire. Sheriff’s deputy Zachary Salce and Madison Henslin are being praised as heroes after they pulled a disabled woman from flames Tuesday night. The sheriff’s department is proud of the two. Zachary was just hired. He’s 25-years-old. Maddison Henslin…

Paradise Fire 11.16.2018

The death toll from the Paradise fire reaches 56, but of greater concern, the number of missing people jumps to 630 people. That’s the number of people unaccounted for, although some may have survived the fire and left the area to live with friends or relatives. This weekend, President Donald Trump will visit the area…

Boys School 11.16.2018

Next Tuesday, Paso Robles city council will discuss buying the Paso Robles youth correctional Facility on Airport road. Mayor Steve Martin says it’s been vacant for the last decade. City manager Tom Frutchey says the city endured a two-year process that led up to the potential purchase of the 135-acre facility. Tom Frutchey and Steve…

In Sports 11.15.2018

Mission Prep is the only San Luis Obispo county football team still alive in the CIF playoffs. They beat Riverdale Christian last Friday 55-14. The Royals are home again this Friday night against Fresno Christian. They beat Fresno Christian 45-6 earlier this season. Eleven north county players start for the undefeated Royals…including Chase Jones who…

Lyft Driver 11.15.2018

A Lyft driver pleads not guilty in a sexual assault case in superior court. Yesterday, 51-year-old Jason Fenwick entered the plea to a variety of sexual charges including committing an assault during the commission of a burglary. Fenwick faces 18 years in prison if he’s convicted of all the charges. He allegedly drove an inebriated…

Pinedo 11.15.2018

The attempted murder trial of 38-year-old Jim Pinedo of San Miguel is now in the hands of the jury. Pinedo allegedly shot his girlfriend in the neck with a .22 caliber rifle, but Cancene Cordova refuses to testify against him. She says that Pinedo did not shoot her, which contradicts earlier statements she made after…

Atascadero Teacher 11.15.2018

More details how that Atascadero teacher shot inappropriate videos of his sixth grade students in the classroom. 48-year-old Chris Berdoll taught at Atascadero Fine Arts Academy since 2011. He was arrested September 10th and charged with 44 felonies related to child pornography production and possession. He resigned from the school district September 27th. He pleaded…

Colony House 11.15.2018

The Atascadero Historical Society moved a colony house back on July tenth from its site near the Elks Lodge all the way south on El Camino to an area near the library where historical society president Jim Wilkins is collecting abandoned colony homes and turning them into a small historical village. On Tuesday night, Jim…