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Paso Robles Man Convicted 6.03.2021

A Paso Robles man is convicted of more than 50 counts of sexually abusing children. 49-year-old Jason Robert Porter was convicted yesterday in San Luis Obispo superior court. Porter found guilty of all but one count he faced. The judge praised an 11-year-old girl for testifying against Porter. Judge Barry La Barbara called her testimony…

Paso Robles City Council 6.03.2021

Paso Robles city council meets tonight virtually. The council will get an update on people living in the Salinas riverbed. Mayor Steve Martin tells KPRL, the transients create a fire risk. Another danger is the fact you have criminals hiding out in the riverbed. Drug dealers, violent predators and some who may be sex offenders.…

Camp Roberts 6.03.2021

Those 5,000 immigrant children may not be coming to Camp Roberts, after all. A spokesperson with congressman Salud Carbajal’s office says the department of Health and Human Services is no longer planning to utilize Camp Roberts to house those children. A coalition of groups fought the plan. They said that Camp Roberts was not suitable…

North County Weather 6.02.2021

Sunny with highs in the mid 90’s. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour this afternoon. Overnight, clear skies, lows near 52. WSW winds 10-15 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny but cooler, highs near 90. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Mostly sunny skies through the weekend, cooling off Friday and Saturday. High temperatures in the…

In Sports 6.02.2021

Last night, Lebron James of the LA Lakers leaves the court five minutes before the game is over during a blow-out in Phoenix. The Suns beat the Lakers by 30 points, 115-85 to take a 3-2 lead in the Best of Seven series. The Shandon softball team hosting a first round CIF playoff game tomorrow…

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Other Stories This Wednesday 6.02.2021

The California DMV is asking for more than $60 million dollars to put more services online. The director of the DMV wants to make permanent changes which were implemented during the government-imposed shutdown of the DMV. No word how that may impact the long lines you see every day around the Paso Robles DMV office.…

Westefx Services Hiring 6.02.2021

Today, Westefx Services is interviewing applicants for acting and special effects jobs at Camp Roberts and Fort Hunter Liggett this summer. The actors will dress up like they were people living in a middle east village. Westefx is also looking for special effects people. Pay is $16-20 per hour. The interviews take place today from…

SLO May Drop To Yellow Tier 6.02.2021

San Luis Obispo county may drop into the yellow tier next week. That may come next Tuesday. That would reduce restrictions imposed by the government on local businesses and restore many personal freedoms. Yesterday, the San Luis Obispo county health department reporting just one point five cases per 100,000 residents. That’s the lowest recorded so…

Murderer Dies in San Quentin 6.02.2021

At San Quentin prison Monday, a convicted sex offender and murderer from San Luis Obispo county found dead in his cell. Back in 1986, Richard Allen Benson molested, tortured and killed a Nipomo woman and her three young children. The kids were ages 23 months to four years. Benson was a parolee with a history…

Paso Robles City Council Meeting 6.02.2021

There was no Paso Robles city council meeting last night. The council will meet Thursday night, and they will meet virtually again. Mayor Steve says the community at large is also seeing increased reopening and a return of personal freedoms. He says the council may reopen meetings again in a few months. Tomorrow night, they’ll…