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Almond Acres Charter Academy 12.31.2021

Almond Acres Charter Academy opened for a week before Christmas, but over the winter break, more work was completed at the new school. Executive director Bob Bourgault says building a charter school from scratch has been a great experience. Enrollment for the next academic year will begin January 15th. An open house will be held,…

Burglary in Atascadero 12.31.2021

The Atascadero police department arrested two men on charges of burglary. The men allegedly stole items from a number of businesses in Atascadero. 40-year-old Blaine Edward Mckinley arrested for eight counts of burglary. 31-year-old. Nhi Yen Win of Santa Clara arrested on two counts of burglary and other charges. Both men were booked at the…

Sirhan Sirhan Parole 12.31.2021

Back in 1968, Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Robert F. Kennedy. Sirhan shot RFK to death shortly after Kennedy claimed victory in the California presidential primary. In the next few weeks, governor Gavin Newsom will consider the parole recommendation for Sirhan Sirhan. Fifteen times parole panels rejected freeing the assassin. But in August, a two-person panel of…

North County Weather 12.30.2021

Sun and clouds today in the north county, highs near 55. ENE winds 5-10 miles per hour. Tonight, partly cloudy, lows near 40. Light variable winds. Tomorrow, partly cloudy skies, highs near 54. NNW winds 10-15 mph. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies Friday through next week. About a 25% chance of rain…

Cannabis Investments 12.30.2021

San Luis Obispo county just one of the areas in which developers have invested millions of dollars in the cannabis industry. The US department of agriculture says the total acreage of hemp planted nationwide jumped from about 32-thousand acres to more than 146-thousand acres. Oil company executives in Dallas, Texas formed Delta Ag, a new…

In Sports 12.30.2021

The Arroyo Grande beat Atascadero Greyhounds boys basketball team 53-33 Wednesday night to take third place at the Atascadero Christmas Classic. The eagles improve to 7-7 for the season. Greyhounds are now 9-4. The Greyhounds Corbin Rossi was named to the tournament’s all-star team. The Hanford Bullpups beat Montclair 61-15 to win the tournament’s championship…

Fire in Santa Maria 12.30.2021

Two women killed in a house fire Monday in Santa Maria are identified. They are 66-year-old Maria Lopez and 56-year-old Alicia Lopez-Buenrostro. The two women were found in a bedroom and declared dead at the scene. Firefighters say 13 people lived in the single story home in the Tanglewood neighborhood west of Santa Maria. Most…

Surfer Identified 12.30.2021

The surfer killed by a great white shark near Morro Strand state beach last Friday morning is finally identified. The victim of the fatal shark attack is 42-year-old Thomas Butterfield of Sacramento. He was visiting his mother in Morro Bay around Christmas when he went out boogie-boarding alone on the morning of Christmas Eve. His…

Respite From The Rain 12.30.2021

A respite from the rain. Forecasters say we’ll see some sunshine today, and more sunny weather through next week. Yesterday, Atascadero received nearly an inch of rain. Paso Robles received about six tenths of an inch. Santa Margarita eight tenths of an inch. For the season, Paso Robles has accumulated just under 7 inches of…