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Paso Robles City Council Parking 4.22.2021

Last night, the Paso Robles city council concluded Tuesday night’s meeting in a long-winded discussion about the parking permits for seniors. The problem is, seniors bought to many of those $5 annual permits. City councilman Fred Strong took issue with the suggestion that senior parking permits be revoked. One plan called for increasing the cost…

North County Weather 4.21.2021

Mostly sunny after morning clouds dissipate, highs near 66. WSW winds 5-10 miles per hour, increasing to 15-25 miles per hour. Overnight, partly cloudy skies, lows near 44. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies in the afternoon, highs near 68. SW winds increasing to 15-25 miles per hour with occasional gusts over 40. We still have a…

In Sports 4.21.2021

Cal Poly basketball picks up a valuable transfer from Oregon State. Julien Franklin is a 6′ 7” guard from Brea. He red-shirted at OSU in 2019-2020, so he has four years eligibility left. The top recruit among the high school class of 2021 made his decision on a college team Monday. Seven foot Chet holmgren…

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Other Stories This Wednesday 4.21.2021

We may see a rocket launched from Vandenberg Space Force base next week. United Launch Alliance will be launching its Delta 4 heavy rocket carrying a national reconnaissance office play load on Monday. The owner of Halter Ranch Vineyard in Paso Robles drops out of the bid to buy the Tribune publishing company newspaper. That’s…

Paul Flores and Ruben Flores 4.21.2021

As you may have anticipated, rumors about the disappearance of Kristin Smart are flying around the country. There are unsubstantiated reports that the body of Kristin Smart may have been recently moved from property owned by Ruben Flores, Paul’s father. Sheriff Ian Parkinson says the judge has issued a gag order and he cannot talk…

Paso Robles City Council Sewer Rates 4.21.2021

The Paso Robles city council approved an increase in sewer rates after a long discussion. The mayor and council asked many questions of acting public works director Christopher Alukl, and waste treatment facility manager Matt Thompson. Councilman Steve Gregory says he believes the city is better off than most. Mayor Steve Martin called for a…

Paso Robles Council Opener 4.21.2021

Paso Robles city council opened with an oath of office last night. New interim city manager Greg Carpenter took the oath. He will serve as interim city manager until a new city manager is hired. Carpenter has an extensive background with city government in southern California, primarily in the city of Long Beach.

North County Weather 4.20.2021

Mostly sunny, but cooler today, highs near 74. WNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Partly cloudy skies tonight, lows near 45. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, but cooler still, highs near 67. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with cooler temperatures. A forty…

In Sports 4.20.2021

Cal Poly shortstop Brooks Lee named to the Brooks Wallace Award watch list as the best shortstop in Division 1 of college baseball. One hundred nominees are on the list, including three others in the Big West. Kole Kaler of Hawaii, Taishi Na-ka-wa-ke of UC Irvine and Jordan Sprinkle of UC Santa Barbara. Lee is…