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In Sports 3.19.2019

The Paso Robles baseball team’s game against undefeated San Luis Obispo will be played at 6:00 tonight at Paso Robles high school. Because of the threat of rain Wednesday, the game was moved up one day. It’s the first conference game for the Bearcats (7-5.) The Tigers are a perfect 10-0. Lucas Climer will start…

New Team in San Luis 3.19.2019

In an effort to make downtown San Luis obispo more attractive, the property-based business improvement district is planning to hire a team of eight ambassadors who would greet visitors and help connect the homeless roaming the downtown area to services. An assessment would bring in $800 thousand dollars a year to fund the effort. Besides…

Drug Bust in Atascadero 3.19.2019

A drug bust in Atascadero early yesterday. Around seven yesterday morning, the Atascadero police department and county sheriff’s department k-9 unit served a narcotics related search warrant in the 5-thousand block of Olmeda avenue. Seven people were arrested. 36-year-old Harmony Duncan of Atascadero. 33-year-old Erin Morgan of Atascadero. 22-year-old Amanda Jiminez of Atascadero. 21-year-old Christopher…

Atascadero Women Killed 3.19.2019

Two young Atascadero women were killed over the weekend in a car crash in Santa Maria. 20-year-old Monica Gonzales and 17-year-old Madison Elizabeth Coleman were killed in a collision which occurred around 3:00 am early Saturday at the intersection of Donovan road and Miller street in Santa Maria. Another person was critically injured. The driver…

Paso Robles City Council 3.19.2019

The Paso Robles city council meets tonight at the library conference room. The council will revisit the district election system for the city council. Assistant city manager Jim Crogan residents have been working on those proposed maps for council districts. The Paso Robles city council will review the draft council district maps. The council will…

Weather 3.19.2019

Forecasters say we’ll get some rain late today and early tomorrow. They’re saying we’ll get about one tenth of an inch of rain from this front. About an inch and half of rain on York Mountain road and some of the higher elevations. Then we’ll see sunshine Thursday and Friday, but a 50% chance of…

In Sports 3.18.2019

The Paso Robles baseball team beat Seaside Saturday night, 16-1 in five innings. The Bearcats scored six runs in the first inning and eight in the second. Juniors CJ Ontiveros and Ethan Breese went 3-3 with two runs and two RBI’s. Freshman Carson Turnquist went 3-4 with three RBI’s. Senior Riley Swarthout had two doubles.…

Dick Dale Obit 3.18.2019

One sad note….Dick Dale is dead. The king of surf guitar died Saturday night. Dale was an avid surfer. He developed a fan base in the late 50’s, playing a Fender Stratocaster guitar at Newport Beach’s old Rendezvous ballroom. His most famous tune included music he’d heard as a child in his native Lebanon. He…

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Other Stories This Monday 3.18.2019

A Walnut Creek-based community bank is buying Rabobank. The Dutch banking company selling out to Mechanics bank for $2.1 billion dollars. Rabobank has 100 branches, including 14 in San Luis Obispo county. Mechanics Bank has 44 branches. It’s operated for 114 years. The transaction is expected to close late this year. Two California democrats have…