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Obamacare 7.20.2018

The monthly health insurance premiums under Obamacare are going up by an average of 8.7% next year. That’s a drop from the double-digit increases in each of the past two years. Covered California sells health plans to about 1.4 million people who don’t get insurance from an employer or medicare or Medi-cal. Tax payers cover…

County History Center 7.20.2018

Controversy at the San Luis Obispo county history center for it’s progressive leanings. The history center flew a gay pride flag on the front of the old Carnegie library, although there was no gay oriented display at the museum. The center is facing criticism for being too progressive politically. Critics say it should not partner…

Mid State Fair 7.20.2018

Local high school students sold wooden and metal industrial arts projects they built this past year. Stephanie Irysh of Paso Robles high school built a large Adirondack chair. Zerek Brown built a steel rack for saddles, blankets, and bridles. Garrett Shiffer created a metal, military top table with patriotic slogans cut into the top of…

Bearcats 7.19.2018

A baseball tradition comes to an end in Paso Robles. Derek Stroud is stepping down after 20 years coaching the Bearcats. His son, Will Stroud, is playing for Azusa Pacific’s baseball team this coming spring. Derek says he’d like to see some of those games.

Missing Adult 7.19.2018

County sheriff’s deputies are searching for an at risk adult male who disappeared from his home on Nutwood Circle yesterday. 51-year-old Keith Allen Harris has been missing since early afternoon. His family says he likely left on foot with his dog. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black baseball hat, blue jeans…

Fort Hunter Liggett 7.19.2018

Last night around 9:30, a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter blew over a tent structure and injured a number soldiers at Fort Hunter Liggett. No fatalities reported. First responders report 22 injuries. The majority of the injuries were minor. Two of the injured were evacuated by air to Fresno. Two were evacuated by ground to…

Sales Tax 7.19.2018

The Paso Robles city council votes unanimously at a special meeting last night to put a sales tax increase on the ballot in November. Voters will see a proposed one half cent sales tax on the ballot in November. It’s a general purpose sales tax, so only a 50% majority is required for passage. At…