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Water in San Luis 8.26.2021

About 200 households in one San Luis neighborhood were advised they no longer have to boil their drinking water. The city’s utility department issued a boil notice on Sunday for the neighborhood around Johnson avenue and Bishop street. That’s after a water main broke in the early hours Sunday. According to a news release, the…

Amtrak Train Hits Pedestrian 8.26.2021

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak train around nine Tuesday evening in San Luis Obispo. The incident occurred near Orcutt and Tank Farm roads. The pedestrian was trespassing on the tracks. No injuries reported to the 26 passengers on board. The train was delayed for just over thee hours. A neighbor was…

Kristin Smart Trial Update 8.26.2021

At the pre-trial hearing in the Kristin Smart murder trial, the judge says he will not recuse the San Luis Obispo county district attorney’s office. Defense attorney Robert Sanger asked the judge to take the DA’s office off the trial because a prosecutor wore a purple tie. Purple was Kristin Smart’s favorite color. 44-year-old Paul…

Dayspring Arraignment 8.26.2021

Cannabis entrepreneur Helios Dayspring was arraigned in federal court yesterday. The founder of Natural Healing Center surrendered to federal authorities yesterday morning. He was charged last month in federal court with bribery and failing to report millions of dollars in income to the IRS. The 35-year-old pot farmer and retailer has agreed to plead guilty…

Altercation At The High School 8.26.2021

The school year is young, but already violence reported near Paso Robles high school. A school administrator was injured yesterday when he tried to intervene in an altercation just off the campus. Superintendent Curt Dubost says the administrator was struck by a non-student. The school administrator fell and hit his head. He remained conscious, but…

North County Weather 8.25.2021

Mostly sunny skies today, and warmer, highs today near 91 in Paso Robles. Near 85 Atascadero. W winds 10-20 miles per hour. Overnight, clear skies, lows near 53. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, and warmer still. Highs near 98 in Paso Robles. 94 in Atascadero. NW winds 10-15 miles per hour.…

San Jose City Council 8.25.2021

Chaos at San Jose city council meeting last night. Anti-vaccine protesters crowded into the council chambers at the outset of the meeting. The first item on the agenda was a presentation by a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. During his chant, an anti-vaxxer yelled, “Hey, are you Chinese?” That inspired a heated argument, and the mayor ordered…

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Other Stories This Wednesday 8.25.2021

About 200 households in San Luis around Johnson avenue and Bishop street are told to boil water. The city posted an update yesterday morning. A second round of lab test results are pending. So, people around Johnson avenue and Bishop street in San Luis Obispo have to boil their water to prevent contaminants from being…

SLO Co Covid Update 8.25.2021

San Luis Obispo county health officials say five more residents with covid died over the past seven days. Four occurred on Tuesday. The ages range from 50 to over 85. The county health officer does not report on the health of those people who died or their other health issues. Demand for intense care unit…