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PG & E At Fault 5.16.2019

State fire officials announced yesterday that after a six month investigation, they’ve determined that PG and E power lines in the hills of Butte county ignited the wildfire that destroyed 19 thousand buildings and killed 85 people. The announcement made yesterday at a news conference at the state capital. Governor Gavin Newsom called PG and…

Drunk Woman Driver Kill Pastor 5.16.2019

A day in court for a 25-year-old Los Osos woman accused of striking and killing a Morro Bay pastor as he took a walk on a Sunday afternoon back in November. 67-year-old Dale Paulsen had announced his retirement after 24 years at the Morro Bay Presbyterian church. 25-year-old Emily Bales was allegedly driving under the…

Atascadero Arrest 5.16.2019

An arrest in Atascadero Tuesday afternoon after a chase through downtown. A man wearing a Dodgers baseball jersey was spotted removing a license plate from a pick-up truck near Chalk Mountain Liquor. A bystander got the plate number and reported it to a police dispatcher. The Atascadero police determined the plate belonged to a vehicle…

San Luis Obispo County Mental Health 5.16.2019

San Luis Obispo county mental health announces a new federally funded program to train clinicians with county sheriff’s deputies. The plan announced yesterday will provide boots-on-the-ground services to people in the field to provide services to homeless and under-served members of the community. The annual grant is worth $330 thousand dollars.

Planning Commission and Short Term Rentals 5.16.2019

Late last night, the Paso Robles planning commission approved guidelines for owners of short term vacation rentals. The commission recommended the Paso Robles city council approve those staff guidelines. Homeowners and those with short term rentals (STR) packed the library conference room Wednesday night. The public hearing on guidelines was delayed one day because only…

Weather 5.16.2019

Did you get any rain at your place overnight? Forecasters predicted one to two inches of rain overnight, but that amount did not manifest in most areas. The city of Paso Robles recorded 0.21′ of rain, but that’s enough to push rainfall over 20″ for the season. The total is now 20.02″ for the season.…

In Sports 5.15.2019

The Templeton Eagles girls softball team beat the Selma Bears 14-3 yesterday at Vineyard Athletic Park. The game was stopped after the 5th inning when the Eagles put up 10 runs against Selma. Senior Ashley Daugherty gave up only 4 hits in the game. The Eagles advance to the championship game Saturday, to be played…

Wings of Freedom 5.15.2019

The Wings of Freedom tour flew into Paso Robles airport earlier this week. Until twelve noon Wednesday, you can tour the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, the CB-24 Liberator or the B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo” bomber. Ryan Keough of the Wings of Freedom tour says they’re at the Paso Robles until high noon Wednesday. At noon, the…

County Public Works Director 5.15.2019

The San Luis Obispo county public works director steps down after staff raises questions about his actions and leadership style. Daniel “Colt” Esenwein resigned May 5th after spending 17 days on paid administrative leave. His total compensation was about $285 thousand dollars a year. County administrative officer Wade Horton is not elaborating on the complaints…