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Graduations in SLO County 6.07.2021

This is the season for graduation ceremonies. Atascadero high school had commencement exercises Thursday afternoon for 240 seniors. 36 will attend Cal Poly next year. Just over 100 will go to Cuesta. About 25 others are attending UCLA, uc Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis and several other California universities. Paso Robles…

Blue Ribbon Dispute in SLO 6.07.2021

A dispute over blue ribbons in San Luis Obispo. An investigator with the district attorney’s office was driving detective Luca Benedetti’s widow last week, when he saw a man with scissors removing blue ribbons tied to utility poles in the vicinity of the police station. The man was putting the ribbons in a 13-gallon trash…

Tommy Gong Resigns 6.07.2021

County clerk recorder Tommy Gong announces Friday afternoon that he’s resigning. He’s accepted a new position in the Bay Area, closer to his family. Gong has served as clerk recorder for six years. Prior to that, he worked under clerk recorder Julie Rodewald. He calls the new position the opportunity of a lifetime. The most…

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Opener For Monday 6.07.2021

June begins cooler than you may have expected. Mid seventies through Wednesday, then temperatures will sneak up into the mid 80’s Friday. Low 90’s Saturday and Sunday. Virtually no chance of precipitation in the next ten days. Regardless, fire season is upon us. The Tower fire backed up traffic on 101 near Cuesta grade over…

Humboldt State University 6.04.2021

Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing that Humboldt State University be transformed into another Cal Poly like campus. He is encouraging the campus become a magnet for science and engineering students. Newsom’s proposed budget would allocate millions of dollars toward renovations of the universities science and laboratory facilities.

Actors Needed 6.04.2021

Remember the casting call for actors to help the National Guard training at Camp Roberts? Ric Mondragon says the response has been so good, he’s interviewing people today and tomorrow at the Marriott in Paso Robles. 10-4 today and tomorrow for jobs, acting and doing special effects, at Camp Roberts and Fort Hunter Liggett. The…

Olive Oil Awards 6.04.2021

Pasolivo wins multiple awards at the New York Olive Oil competition. Pasolivo’s Tuscan, California, Classic and Cucina extra virgin olive oil won awards. So did the limited-edition Signolo olive oils. Pasolivo competed against 1200 entries from 29 countries. 790 awards were given. 68 went to olive oil producers from the United States. Pasolivo is open…

Missing Molester 6.04.2021

Investigators with sheriff’s office are looking for a man they suspect of molesting multiple children. They began investigating David Paul Wilson, 38, in February after receiving a report that he had sexually assaulted a juvenile. That investigation led to other victims. An arrest warrant was issued for Wilson on April 29th, but investigators have not…

Homeless in Paso Robles 6.04.2021

Paso Robles city council also discussed the dangers with fire and other issues created by having people living in the Salinas riverbed. Councilman John Hamon said it’s time something is done about the homeless people in the Paso Robles community, especially those living in the riverbed. Police Chief Ty Lewis says there are other issues…