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Minuteman III Blasts Off 08.17.2022

Very early yesterday morning, a Minuteman III missile blasted off from Vandenberg Space Force base near Lompoc. The missile launch occurred at 12:49 yesterday morning. It was a test to verify the safety, security, effectiveness and readiness of the weapon system. Colonel Bryan Titus is the Space Launch Delta 30 Vice Commander. He says, “Tonight’s…

Chris Bausch Running for Council 08.17.2022

Meanwhile, three council seats will be decided in the November election. The mayor running for re-election. He’s being challenged by Michael Rivera. That’s a city-wide election. The mayor elected at large. John Hamon is running unopposed for re-election in his council district. And school board trustee Chris Bausch is running unopposed for the district two…

Opener For Wednesday 08.17.2022

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday morning at this time, NB 101 was closed, blocked by a crash involving a truck transporting thousands of oranges. The truck caught fire near the exit to 46 west, and that closed the freeway entirely. They finally opened the NB left lane at 9 yesterday morning, but it…

North County Weather 08.16.2022

Sunny today with highs near 101. SW winds increasing to 10-20 miles per hour. Overnight, clear with lows near 59. WSW winds 10-15 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny skies, with highs near 97. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for sunny skies with highs in the upper 90’s through Friday. Then…

Pete Pidgeon 08.16.2022

Singer-songwriter Pete Pidgeon recently sang that tune at the North County Has Talent Show at the Printery building in Atascadero. The song is about the changes we went through during the pandemic. Pete Pidgeon says the shutdown really hurt musicians. Unlike a lot of musicians, Pete Pidgeon has a strong academic background in music. He…

Smart Trial Continues 08.16.2022

The Kristin Smart murder trial continues in Monterey county court. Yesterday, a cadaver dog handler testified. Adela Morris told the court that her dog, Cholla signaled at the door of Paul Flores in the Cal Poly dorm. That was during a search for human remains shortly after the disappearance of Kristin Smart. Morris said between…

Paso City Council Meeting 08.16.2022

Paso Robles city council meets tonight at the library conference room. Tonight, the mayor will issue retirement proclamations for Dave McCue and Julie Silva Dahlen. Ditas Esperanza will give a report on capital projects. Freida Berman will also talk about public works issues in the city of Paso Robles. The council will also discuss connecting…