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Arrest in Santa Maria 6.11.2021

A Santa Maria man arrested in connection with a fatal shooting on Memorial Day weekend. 18-year-old Fernando Camarillo accused of shooting 38-year-old Rafael Santos Toribio of Santa Maria during an altercation in the area of Boon and Curryer streets. Officers arriving at the scene found Toribio lying in the street with an apparent gunshot wound.…

Homeless Fight in Atascadero 6.11.2021

A violent altercation in Atascadero yesterday morning. At least three people were hurt and one person was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The fight occurred shortly after 10 yesterday morning in the Centennial Plaza area between sunken gardens and the pedestrian bridge. That’s where homeless people are known to congregate and loiter. Police say…

Masking Requirements in CA 6.11.2021

To mask or not to mask. Next week, the covid rules change in California. Governor Gavin Newsom outlined the changes several weeks ago. He said June 15th the spectrum of state control would be lifted. This week, Cal-OSHA changes a rule. They say workers will still need to wear masks and practice safe-distancing at workplaces,…

Graduation in Paso Robles 6.11.2021

More graduation and promotion events this weekend in the north county. Some alternative high schools in Paso Robles held commencement exercises yesterday. There will be one graduation tonight, and two tomorrow at War Memorial stadium. There is also a promotion exercise for graduating middle school students at Flamson and Lewis middle schools. Templeton high school…

Opener For Friday 6.11.2021

It’s going to be warmer this weekend in the north county, just in time for graduation ceremonies, we’ll see temperatures reach the upper 80’s this afternoon. Mid 90’s tomorrow. More on the weather forecast in a few minutes, including our current temperatures in Atascadero, Paso Robles and Cambria.

In Sports 6.10.2021

The Paso Robles high school baseball team will host Edison of Fresno county today in the quarterfinals of the CIF championships. The #4 seeded Bearcats drew a bye in the first round. They’ll host Edison at 4:30 this afternoon at Barnhardt field on the campus of Paso Robles high school. Then, the teams will play…

CA Mid-State Fair 6.10.2021

The deadline for entering the Miss California Mid-State Fair Scholarship Pageant is tomorrow. No health and fitness, which is sometimes called the swim-suit competition. Again the deadline for young women to enter the Miss California Mid-State Fair scholarship pageant is tomorrow. An excellent opportunity for young women to earn a scholarship for college. The fair…

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Other Stories This Thursday 6.10.2021

California’s drought has reduced water levels at local reservoirs. Lake Nacimiento may reach 17% of capacity this summer. Folsom lake is the lowest it’s been since the drought of 1977. Meanwhile, residents in Sierra Bonita Village in Paso Robles say the city is watering weeds along Turtle Creek in the 4 o’clock hour every morning.…

Vaccination Passports 6.10.2021

How do you feel about the vaccination passport? An outpouring of opposition expressed to San Luis Obsipo county supervisors at a recent meeting. There are still questions about which is a greater, more effective protection, having had the virus or having received the vaccination. Meanwhile in Sacramento, legislators debate the requirement for a vaccination passport.