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Mendoza Arrest 6.21.2019

San Luis Obispo police arrest a Bakersfield man on numerous charges including vehicle theft, hit and run, arson, and parole violation. 26-year-old Justin Anthony Mendoza of Bakersfield arrested yesterday in San Luis. Police officers noticed he resembled the suspect in several crimes committed this week around San Luis, including striking a bicyclist with a car,…

Water Bill 6.21.2019

If you live in Paso Robles, your water bill is changing. Ryan Cornell is Paso Robles finance director. He tells city council they’re going to change the dates your water bill is due to be paid. That’s to stop the confusing bills which include the previous months bill on the statement. So, in the near…

Atascadero Wine Festival 6.21.2019

The Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival is this weekend. The event is starting tonight for the Central Coast Reserve Experience. The wine festival itself is from 4-8 Saturday afternoon and evening. For more information about the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival and all the events associated with the reserve weekend, go to: visitatascadero.com.

Bent Pole at 13th & Pine 6.21.2019

One of the light posts for the new lighted pedestrian crosswalk struck by a vehicle and bent 15-20 degrees last night. The post at the corner of 13th and Pine street is leaning this morning. Paso Robles Public Works department will be out this morning surveying the damage and doing their investigation. The big question.…

American Poet Laureate 6.20.2019

Joy Harjo is named US Poet Laureate. She’s the first Native American to hold the position. The 68-year-old poet was appointed yesterday by librarian of congress Carla Hayden, who said that Harjo will help tell the American story. Harjo is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, and a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Reparations 6.20.2019

Yesterday, on “Juneteenth”, African-Americans testified in congress on proposed reparations to compensate for slavery and abuse for 100 years after slavery ended in the United States. Yesterday’s date, June 19th is called Juneteenth by African-Americans. It’s the date back when slaves in Texas learned of the emancipation proclamation, when Abraham Lincoln freed them from slavery.…

Beekeepers 6.20.2019

Beekeepers say last winter was the worst die off yet of honeybees in the US. The annual nationwide survey found 37.7% of honeybee colonies died this past winter. That’s nearly 9% higher than the average winter loss. Bee experts at the University of Maryland and other colleges surveyed nearly 4,700 beekeepers. Bees pollinate $15 billion…