• Paso Robles Press office is moving next week

    The Paso Robles Press is on the move. Starting Monday, July 1, the Paso Robles Press will begin moving its office from Riverside Avenue to its new location in the Bates Plaza, 945 Spring St., Suite 11.

  • Twin Cities Community Hospital receives Quality Achievement Award

    Twin Cities Community Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

  • SLO County stakeholders eye expanded mental health services

    With more attendance from San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Department staff, and representatives from several nonprofit agencies seeking service funding, the mental health advisory committee stakeholder meeting at the San Luis Obispo Veterans Hall, April 30, was larger than usual.

  • New Templeton Advisory Group assembles

    The Templeton Area Advisory Group (TAAG) has reorganized following its elections last month, seating new members and electing new officers and committee chairs for 2019-2020. New board members Jon De Morales (delegate), Rocky Spurgeon (first alternate delegate), and Marie Roth (second alternate delegate) were seated based on the results of the March elections, while incumbents Chris Cobey and Bruce Jones were re-seated as delegates based on their re-election.

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SLO Sheriffs investigating a suspicious death in Paso Robles

PASO ROBLES — San Luis Obispo Sheriffs found a body of a male on Sunday, July 7, in Paso Robles and are conducting an investigation into a suspicious death. At approximately 6:54 a.m. the Sheriff's Office was contacted at about a possible body spotted on the side of the road off of Estrella Rd. near Hog Canyon.

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Never too late to go Pro

PASO ROBLES — Tucked away on the East side of Paso Robles, behind the Food 4 Less and the Jack in the Box is a small fitness studio, named “The Studio” and inside of it trains a champion

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Frances Delia Kuhnle

Frances Delia Kuhnle of Shandon, Calif., passed away on Friday, June 20, 2019, at the family ranch at the age of 92. Frances was born to Frank and Catherine Murray on Sept. 5, 1926, in Los Angeles, Calif. She worked at GE in Los Angeles before meeting her future husband, Russell Kuhnle of Shandon, Calif. They married in June 1952 and Frances being a city girl settled in for the country life. She always wanted a large family and so they became parents to seven children. Frances loved animals especially dogs. She enjoyed many different breeds over the years.

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Wrong-way driver found dead in Salinas riverbed south of Paso Robles

The body of a man found in the Salinas Riverbed on Thursday, July 18, was reportedly the suspect in the Good Samaritan wrong-way crash earlier in the week. The California Highway Patrol reported the body of Pedro Alvarado-Torres, 40, of King City, was found Thursday morning in the riverbed south of Paso Robles.

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California Mid-State Fair opens July 17

The 2019 California Mid-State Fair is only days away from its 12-day run. The annual fair opens Wednesday, July 17 and goes to Sunday, July 28.

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Free carnival rides on Opening Day!

PASO ROBLES — For the first time in the history of the California Mid-State Fair, all carnival rides on Opening Day of the 2019 Fair will be FREE! The California Mid-State Fair is teaming up with Helm & Sons Amusements to offer FREE carnival rides to all patrons on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Just pay normal Fair admission and that’s it: no need for wristbands, coupons or tickets on Opening Day. The gates and carnival open at Noon on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, and don’t close until Midnight. Of course, normal height and size restrictions still apply, but everyone rides for free in the Main Carnival and Cub Country! And yes, this does include the Big Splash water ride.

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SLO Sheriffs investigating a suspicious death in Paso Robles

PASO ROBLES — San Luis Obispo Sheriffs found a body of a male on Sunday, July 7, in Paso Robles and are conducting an investigation into a suspicious death. At approximately 6:54 a.m. the Sheriff's Office was contacted at about a possible body spotted on the side of the road off of Estrella Rd. near Hog Canyon.

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Fires continue to burn within the communities of the North County

NORTH COUNTY — Cal Fire San Luis Obispo County responded to a garage and outbuilding that were fully engulfed in fire along with two acres of nearby vegetation in Paso Robles on June 23. Cal Fire San Luis Obispo arrived at about 4:51 p.m. and was able to clear the area in about an hour. They were assisted by Paso Robles Fire Department, Camp Roberts Fire Department, and San Miguel Fire Department. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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County Public Libraries partnering with Hearst Castle on centennials

COUNTY — This year marks the centennial of County Libraries and the 100th Anniversary of the ground-breaking for construction at Hearst Castle. California State Parks Museum Director Mary Levkoff and Guide Supervisor Aja Milne developed a summer schedule of programs to be held free of charge at county branches for the Adult Summer Reading program. Several branches will be hosting a Living History 1930’s Fashion Show, an interpretive experience of Hearst Castle with period pieces and reproductions on hand to try styles from this bygone era. Also scheduled are presentations on Chief Architect Julia Morgan; longtime Hearst companion and actress Marion Davies; W.R. Hearst and the Hollywood Connection; Hearst’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, and more.

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Master Gardeners now taking applications

COUNTY — Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming 2020 UC Master Gardener training class. The training class teaches research-based sustainable landscape practices. Certified Master Gardeners then extend that knowledge to residents of the county through workshops, newspaper articles, garden helplines, social media and other outreach efforts. Topics included during the training are botany, soils, entomology, irrigation, propagation, and more. Classes are taught by experts from the University of California and Cal Poly. Visit ucanr.edu/sites/mgslo/ to apply or attend the next informational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the UCCE Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way in San Luis Obispo.

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Broadway by the Sea and (new) Broadway on the Lake feature local talent

    Both concerts will also feature two local talents — Katie Rowan, 14, Paso Robles High School, and Elizabeth Umphenour, 15, Atascadero High School. Katie has been singing opera since she was 5 years old; Elizabeth fell in love with musical theater when she was just 4.

  • Opinion

    Commentary: Wildfire fund plan: Consumers will bail out utilities

    There’s one word Gov. Gavin Newsom has assiduously avoided in the days since he proposed a new $30.5 billion Wildfire Fund that would help the state’s big privately-owned utilities pay off damage claims from forest and brush fires their lines have sparked or helped to cause: Bailout.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dunbar Brewing aiming for July opening in Atascadero

    Dunbar Brewing owner Chris Chambers is getting into a routine of moving operations a little further up El Camino Real every few years. Specializing in Irish, English and Scottish ales — served cold, thank you — the brewmaster gave fans in Santa Margarita notice about three months ago that the public house was headed north to Atascadero

  • Opinion

    Commentary: Fires giving utilities vast new powers

    From the ashes of last year’s huge fires in Butte, Shasta, Lake and Los Angeles counties, this state’s utilities have suddenly acquired vast new powers to control and influence the lives of millions of Californians.

  • News

    Striping project resumes this week on Highway 46 East

    COUNTY — A project to replace the roadway striping and pavement markers will resume on Highway 46 East beginning Tuesday, July 9 in the following locations: Motorists will encounter lane closures in both directions on Hwy. 46 East from the US 101 Interchange to East of Airport on Tuesday, July 9 during the overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Opinion

    Commentary: Will PUC, utilities make fire victims of most Californians?

    Until now, the California Public Utilities Commission has appeared to work responsibly at minimizing future wildfire risks in this thoroughly singed state, certifying new safety plans from electric companies it regulates and imposing a few fines where the big utilities have been found negligent.

  • News

    Boat on Lake Nacimiento takes on water

    LAKE NACIMIENTO — A boater on Lake Nacimiento was in trouble when his vessel started to take on water on Wednesday, June 18. Cal Fire San Luis Obispo County reported on 4:52 p.m. that a boat was taking on water and dispatched Cal Fire/County Fire Boat No. 33 to assist Monterey County Rangers near the mouth of Las Tablas Bay.

  • News

    Templeton building caught on fire

    TEMPLETON — An approximate 2,000 sq ft. structure was fully engulfed on 2500 block of Vineyard Drive on June 13. Firefighters from Cal Fire San Luis Obispo, Atascadero Fire, Templeton Fire, Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services and Atascadero State Hospital responded. According to scanner traffic there was an explosion right before the building caught on fire.

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Billy Idol performs at CMSF in 2019

It was vintage Billy Idol during his high-energy performance Friday night, July 29, on the Chumash Grandstand Arena at the California Mid-State Fair. Idol, with his signature spiked white hair, fist pumps and lip snarls, performed many of his memorable classics including "Rebel Yell," "Flesh for Fantasy," and concluded the night with an encore of "White Wedding." (Photos by Brian Williams)