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Flores Trial 9.21.2021

The preliminary hearing in the Paul Flores murder trial resuming yesterday with testimony from a woman who knew Flores back in the mid 90’s. Jennifer Hudson telling the San Luis Obispo superior court yesterday that Paul Flores told her in 1996 that he had, and I quote, “Taken care of Smart”. Hudson told the judge…

Clerk Recorder in SLO 9.21.2021

A committee charged with selecting an interim county clerk recorder has narrowed a field of 44 candidates to just three. They include deputy clerk recorder Jeffrey Barry of Yolo county. Santa Barbara county elections division manager Elaina Cano. And the third remaining candidate is the current county clerk-recorder Helen Nolan. Of the 44 candidates, only…

Fatal Accident in Atascadero 9.21.2021

Atascadero police arrest a suspect in a fatal car crash which occurred Sunday night on highway 41 between Santa Rosa and San Gabriel roads. The driver is identified as 26-year-old Jorse Castaneda of Paso Robles. He was located yesterday morning in Atascadero and arrested by Atascadero police. He is accused of fatally striking a pedestrian…

North County Weather 9.20.2021

Mostly sunny today, highs near 92 in Paso Robles. 90 in Atascadero. ENE winds 5-10 miles per hour. Overnight, clear skies with lows near 57. A little warmer tomorrow. Highs near 95 in Paso Robles. 92 in Atascadero. SW winds 10-20 mph. The extended forecast calls for sunny skies through the week, but a cooling…

In Sports 9.20.2021

The Paso Robles Bearcats beat the Atascadero Greyhounds 21-6 in high school football Friday night at War Memorial stadium. The Bearcats improve to 2-2 for the season. The Greyhounds fall to 1-3. West Bakersfield beat Templeton 35-18. The Eagles fall to 2-2 for the season. The Eagles host the Piedmont Highlanders of the East Bay…

Cornhole Showdown in Atascadero 9.20.2021

More than 125 people took part in the 2021 Cornhole Showdown Saturday at the sunken gardens in Atascadero. Mike Lopicolo says the tournament took several hours. Saturday’s Lopicolo is with the Knights of Columbus. Kiwanis and the city of Atascadero produced the event. The father daughter team of Bryan and Emily Fortin placed third among…

Body Found in Paso Robles 9.20.2021

A body was discovered along the side of Union road near Kleck road Saturday morning. The body was just a few feet off the roadside. Police say it was decomposed and unrecognizable. Paso Robles police and the sheriff’s office responded to investigate a possible homicide. Police commander Caleb Davis said, “The information is limited at…

Tik Tok 9.20.2021

Tik Tok is back in the news. You may remember, president Donald Trump did not like the Chinese-owned social media company. He imposed restrictions on it, but those were rescinded by president Joe Biden in June. Now, a new controversy related to Tik Tok. It’s a trend to encourage young students to vandalize their schools.…

Vaccine Passports in SoCal 9.20.2021

Since last week’s recall election gave governor Gavin Newsom a mandate to promote his own programs, several counties in southern California have adopted requirements for a vaccine passport to get into bars and restaurants. Supervisor John Peschong says that has not happened in San Luis Obispo county. Many in San Luis Obispo county subscribe to…