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Highway One Reopens Friday 4.20.2021

Highway one will reopen Friday. Caltrans says highway one will reopen a week ahead of schedule after a months long closure due to storm-related damage. A large section of the highway near Rat Creek slid down the mountainside into the ocean during heavy rain. Jim Shivers of Caltrans says that the work that is nearly…

Paso Robles City Council 4.20.2021

Paso Robles city council meets tonight, virtually. The council will be without city manager Tom Frutchey. You may remember his send off at the last meeting. Last Friday, the city held a casual drive through farewell for former city manager Tom Frutchey. A month ago, mayor Steve Martin introduced the interim city manager, Bob Carpenter.…

North County Weather 4.19.2021

Mostly sunny and warm, highs near 85. NW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Clear skies tonight, lows near 46. NW winds 10-15 miles per hour. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, but cooler, highs near 74. WNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through the week with a cooling trend. Highs…

In Sports 4.19.2021

The Paso Robles Bearcats beat the Templeton Eagles 34-20 Friday night at Mike Erb field in Templeton. The Eagles were playing without three key players who suffered injuries in the game with St. Joseph the previous Friday. The Bearcat running backs, Leo Kemp and Jake Morones, dominated the game for the Bearcats. Kemp is only…

Cal Poly Graduations 4.19.2021

Cal Poly will conduct commencement exercises outdoors and in person June 12th and 13th. There are six graduation ceremonies planned. One for the college of business. Another for the college of architecture and environmental design. A third for engineering. The college of agriculture, food and environmental sciences will conduct one. Same for the college of…

Former Coach Arrested 4.19.2021

The Arroyo Grande police department arrest a former girls basketball coach. He allegedly sexually abused a child in Arroyo Grande. 61-year-old Daniel Berenguer of Goleta allegedly sexually abused a child back in 1990. He was arrested and booked into the county jail after an eight-month investigation. His bail set at $200 thousand dollars. Berenguer coached…

SLO Co Covid Update

We’ll get another report this afternoon, but on Friday, the San Luis Obispo county health department reported 39 new covid cases. 21 of those cases, more than half, were in San Luis Obispo. 3 in Paso Robles, 3 in Templeton, 2 in Atascadero. No new deaths reported. Since they started keeping track in March of…

Tribute to Kristin Smart 4.19.2021

Saturday evening at the downtown city park in Paso Robles, more than 200 people turned out for a candle light vigil to honor Kristin Smart, who disappeared back in 1996. Speakers at the event included the pod-caster Chris Lambert, who addressed the murder in his podcast called, “Your Own Backyard.” Lambert spoke briefly. He thanked…

Crash on Railroad Tracks 4.19.2021

An unidentified man survived a horrific single car crash late Friday or early Saturday after his car left northbound 101 near the south Spring street exit. The car left the road and rolled down the hillside. It ultimately landed on the railroad tracks. Emergency officials were contacted around 6:30 Saturday morning. The man was rescued…