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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…

Miss Mid-State Fair 7.18.2018

The California mid-state fair opens with the 49th annual miss mid-state fair pageant. 20-year-old Ashley Davis talked with KPRL after being named miss California mid state fair. Ashley says she’s very excited to win. Ashley Davis is a sixth generation descendant of a north county ranching family. First runner up was 18-year-old Kimberly White of…

Fresno Men Busted 7.18.2018

Two Fresno men arrested early Tuesday after burglarizing two retail stores in the county. The burglars allegedly hit AutoZone in Atascadero around 1:00 yesterday morning. Then, about an hour later, they burglarized another store in Morro Bay. The Morro Bay police got a vehicle description and placed a “be on the lookout” with local agencies.…

Fire At The Lake 7.18.2018

A wildfire yesterday near lake Nacimiento. The fire broke out around 11:40 yesterday morning, threatening several homes. The fire was in the area where the Chimney fire burned thousands of acres two years ago. Yesterday’s wildfire burned about 15 acres near Running Deer Ranch on the south side of the lake. Residents say their greatest…

Paso Robles City Council 7.18.2018

A short Paso Robles city council meeting last night, as the big issue comes up tonight. The council meeting at 5:30 this afternoon to discuss a proposed 1% sales tax to raise money for roads and emergency services. There’s no guarantee the proposal will be a one percent sales tax or how it will appear…

Other Stories Tuesday 7.17.2018

Cal poly names its new viticulture center after J Lohr and Justin Vineyards. It will be called the Justin and J. Lohr Center for Wine and Viticulture. The Lohr family has been farming in the north county for nearly 100 years. Stewart Resnick bought out Justin Baldwin when he acquired Justin Vineyards and then cut…