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Chainsaw Thievery 5.23.2019

Two north county men arrested after trying to sell a stolen chainsaw. The theft occurred on the 2800 block of Schoolhouse Circle. A resident said he accidentally left his garage door open at night and someone stole three chainsaws. Police discovered that 29-year-old Harrison Labarbera was selling online two of the chainsaws. Undercover officers arranged…

Digital West 5.23.2019

The Paso Robles city council agrees to an agreement with Digital West to provide fiber optic carriers. The city’s Dave McCue introduced the proposal to the council. Jory Wolf of Magellan Advisors was hired by the city to analyze the unsolicited, non-exclusive proposal. Jory told the council it looked sound, and he spoke favorably of…

Dead Body on Track Identified 5.23.2019

Paso Robles police identify the man found dead last Friday on the railroad tracks near Pine and 6th street. He’s 70-year-old Donald Frank Hughes of Paso Robles. Hughes operated Claassen’s Radiator Shop at 1534 Spring street for many years. The shop closed and moved off the property in July. Hughes was a long-time fixture in…

North County Weather 5.22.2019

Morning clouds, but sunny this afternoon, highs near 70. NW winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. Tonight, mostly clear, lows in the upper 40’s. Tomorrow, morning clouds, afternoon sunshine, highs in the mid 60’s. SSW winds 15 to 25 miles per hour. The extended forecast call for mostly sunny skies thru Saturday. A 40%…

Human Composting 5.22.2019

In Olympia, the governor of Washington state signs legislation making that state the first to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human rains. The law signed by governor Jay Inslee allows licensed facilities to offer “natural organic reduction” which turns a body, mixed with substances such as wood chips and straw, into…

Skills USA Dinner 5.22.2019

About 100 people turned out for the Paso Robles High School Skills USA Dinner at the Culinary Arts Academy. County School Superintendent Jim Brescia gave the keynote address, talking about the value of high school students developing skills in a trade which may become a career. Those who qualified from the National Skills USA Competition…

Short Term Rentals 5.22.2019

At last night’s Paso Robles city council meeting, short term rentals came up during public comment. You may remember, last week, six out of seven planning commissioners recused them from discussion on STR’s, because they had a conflict. So the commission invoked the rule of necessity, and the commissioners drew straws. Four approved rules for…

North County Weather 5.21.2019

Morning clouds, but sunny this afternoon, highs in the mid 60’s. NNW winds 15 to 25 miles per hour. Tonight, mostly clear, lows in the mid 40’s. 25% chance of rain overnight Tomorrow, partly cloudy, highs near 70. NW winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. The extended forecast call for mostly sunny skies thru…