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Dick Mason

County Jail Death 9.09.2019

An inmate died Friday at the county jail. 56-year-old Ernest Leonard Ortiz apparently died from a drug overdose. Another inmate who had been seen with Ortiz also collapsed from an apparent drug overdose. He received an injection of Narcan and was revived. The county sheriff’s department says it’s become an issue across the state. Inmates…

Soldier on Leave Killed 9.09.2019

A soldier in the US Army was fatally shot early Sunday in Lompoc. It’s the sixth homicide of the year in Lompoc. Police identify the shooting victim as 22-year-old Marlon Brumfeld of Lompoc. He was on leave from his duty station in Germany when he was killed walking down the street. Lompoc police responded to…

Search Warrants For Conception 9.09.2019

Agents with the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives and other agencies served search warrants yesterday at the offices of the company that owned the Conception dive boat which caught fire last week, killing 34 scuba divers. The agents searched Truth Aquatics offices in Santa Barbara and the company’s two remaining boats. A…

Forecast 9.09.2019

Forecasters say this week will be cooler and windy. The impact of the monsoon that created last week’s warm and humid weather has moved to the east. We’ll see onshore winds with cooler temperatures in the mid 80’s climbing to near 100 this Saturday.

North County Football 9.06.2019

The Paso Robles Bearcats host El Diamonte Miners of Visalia Friday evening at War Memorial Stadium. Both teams off to a slow start this season. The Bearcats lost to Liberty of Bakersfield 24-0, and Frontier of Bakersfield 20-10. El Diamonte lost to Tulare Western 40-14, and Tulare Union 42-25. Each team played one home game…

Dick Mason

Dallidet 9.06.2019

Tours of the Dallidet Adobe in San Luis stopped after someone steals a one hundred-year-old book off a shelf at the old adobe home. The home was built by Pierre Dallide, a french man who came to California for the gold rush in 1850, after serving in the french army in Tahiti. Dallidet traveled south…

Facebook 9.06.2019

A Visalia man pleads not guilty in San Luis superior court yesterday for allegedly impersonating a San Luis Obispo activist on social media. 36-year-old David William Plateck faces a maximum of four years and eight months in county jail. Plateck allegedly posted comments under a fake Facebook profile that mimicked local conservative activist Kevin Rice.

Paso Robles City Council 9.06.2019

The Paso Robles City Council met Thursday night, rather than Tuesday night, to allow council members and others to return from weekend getaways over Labor Day weekend. Fire Chief Jonathon Stornetta gave a presentation on progress on the Riverbed Clean-up. He showed pictures of the progress made in clearing 150-foot swaths through the riverbed, removing…

High Speed Chase 9.06.2019

A high-speed chase which began in Paso Robles late yesterday morning, reached speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour and ended with an arrest near Coalinga. The driver left the 46 east and raced through Whitley Gardens. He drove through a winery and passed people on the right shoulder and by crossing double yellow…