Take to the water on July 7 for Free Fishing Day

CALIFORNIA — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is having Free Fishing Days on July 7 and Sept. 1. CDFW annually offers two Free Fishing Days, typically around the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. On these two designated days, people can fish without having to buy a sport fishing license. Free Fishing Days also provide an easy opportunity for licensed anglers to introduce non-angling friends and children to fishing and the outdoors.

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Paso Robles rejoins animal control project

PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles is again supporting a new San Luis Obispo County animal shelter after previously backing away from the project due to concerns about operational costs and control. The Paso Robles City Council approved an “Animal Services Memorandum of Agreement” between the county and the cities, which reduces the one-time project costs to be charged to the cities by $1 million, commits to reductions in animal intakes and animal nights at the shelter to target a reduction of costs averaging 5 percent per year for the first five years of operation, and sharing governance of the shelter with cities.

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Seven mayors sign SLO County Civility Promise

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Every mayor in San Luis Obispo County and the Chair of the Board of Supervisors came together on Thursday, June 21, and promised each other, and the people and institutions they serve, to always strive to conduct debates — whether in person, online, or in written communication — in ways that allow for the widest range of opinions on ideas and policies, yet also respect the dignity, integrity and rights of those with whom they might disagree. Elected leaders from of every political party and throughout SLO County worked together over the last few months to craft a Code of Civility.

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Paso Teen still missing after two weeks

PASO ROBLES — Missing for more than two weeks, Joshua Newsome, 15, from Paso Robles, hasn’t been seen by friends or family. Newsome has been missing since Monday, May 21. This is the longest time he has been away from friends and family and they are concerned for his well being.

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Getting there from here

On June 5 the Paso Robles City Council approved a $120,000 Wayfinding Signage Program designed to unify the municipal brand across diverse neighborhoods. Pierre Rademaker Design, the same San Luis Obispo-based firm and designer tasked with the same job there in 2014, has worked with a Paso Robles stakeholder group since last year on a unique design.

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Man reconnects with Yanni after 25 years

PASO ROBLES — Dane Senser and his family recently attended the Yanni Acropolis Anniversary concert at Vina Robles Amphitheatre for a reason one could never imagine. Senser and his family also attended a Yanni concert 25 years ago as a tribute to his brother, Karl, who should have been there with them, but was brutally murdered in a San Diego carjacking. Karl Senser, who worked as a clipper for the local newspapers and as a ballroom dancing instructor, was planning on going to the Yanni concert in San Diego in the early 90s. He was dreaming about how wonderful it would be to take his mother, Mildred, as a Mother’s Day gift.

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North County's Most Wanted : Orr

Taylor Marie Orr, 24, is wanted for violation of probation for willful harm/injury to a child likely to produce great bodily injury. Orr is white, 5’2” tall, 145 pounds, and her last known address is in Santa Barbara. If you have any information on her whereabouts please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (805)781-4550. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling CrimeStoppers at 805-549-STOP.

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Sheriffs actively searching for leads on Woodrum case

PASO ROBLES — It has been more than a month since Nancy Colleen Woodrum, 62, of Paso Robles, was last seen on May 4. Police are actively searching for Woodrum. Detectives issued a press release June 13 asking for help to locate a potential witness.

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PHOTO: Students presented with Seal of Biliteracy Awards

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District held a ceremony Tuesday evening to present more than 100 students with Seal of Biliteracy Awards and recognition for dual languages. The Seal of Biliteracy was presented to 40 seniors who met the requirements and are considered proficient in two languages. PRJUSD fifth and eighth grade students in the dual immersion program who have met their milestones were also recognized.

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Team of local 4th-graders attends Global Tournament

SAN MIGUEL — Almond Acres Charter Academy’s ReadySetGo! Destination Imagination Team attended the Destination Imagination Global Finals Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., May 23 through May 26. They were joined by more than 1,400 teams from 38 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces, and 19 countries. The team of fourth grade students placed ninth out of 78 teams in their category.

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North County's Most Wanted: Casparybugely

Christopher Matthew Casparybugely, 28, is wanted for violation of probation for assault with a deadly weapon and assault with great bodily injury. Casparybugely is white, 5’9” tall, 170 pounds and his last known address is in Gardnerville, Nev. If you have information on his whereabouts please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 781-4550.

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Dynamic Feedback Signs to be installed

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction to install 22 dynamic feedback signs at specific curves on the county road network. The project is federally funded through the Highway Safety Improvement Program. Work started on May 29 and continue into late June. This project will improve road safety for motorists by providing real time speed information against the recommended advisory speed for the specific curve. The highway curve sites include:

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Paso senior hasn’t missed a day

PASO ROBLES — School districts pass out senior awards for academics, sports and the arts, but one determined Paso Robles High School graduating senior achieved an accomplishment that may not have earned him a medal, but certainly won him the respect of his family. The feat was of his own making — a goal he set for himself back when he was 8 years old. Chase Diedrich, 17, has never missed a day of school since he first began in kindergarten. With the twists and turns life threw at him, accumulating 13 years of public education, Diedrich showed up at school... every… single… day… no matter what. “I never even knew about perfect attendance until third grade when my mom told me I had never missed a day and since then, I’ve always valued having the record,” Diedrich said.

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Caltrans accelerates repairs on Hwy 101

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Caltrans will repave more than 16 lane miles of U.S. Highway 101 from Vineyard Drive overcrossing in Templeton to North Paso Robles overhead near the city, due to funding by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

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Cyclists injured during event

PASO ROBLES — AIDS/LifeCycle® riders left their camp at the Mid-State Fairgrounds on June 6 and headed to their destination for the day in Santa Maria. More than 2,300 cyclists and almost 650 volunteers ‘roadies’ hit the road, but two of the riders would not make it to Santa Maria as they intended.

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Standout students honored at award and scholarship ceremonies

TEMPLETON — Sofia Talarico took home a few awards and scholarships this May. The graduating Templeton Highschool (THS) senior received the prestigious “Eagle of the Year” award, as well as the Top Scholar Cumulative Award, STEM Award, Spanish Award, SAT Award, Life Science Award, CSF Award and the ACT Award. She also received three scholarships presented on scholarship night: The Monday Club Conservancy Fine Arts Award Scholarship, Vocal Arts SLO Scholarship and THS Drama Boosters Scholarship. Talarico will be attending UC Irvine, majoring in Musical Theater and Biology.

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Cal Fire battles two fires this week

NORTH COUNTY — Cal Fire SLO responded to two fires this week, one that started on June 3 at Lake Nacimiento which involved two structures and nearby vegetation continuing on to the next day, and another vegetation fire northeast of Paso Robles on June 5. On Sunday, June 3 a structure fire broke out at 4:11 p.m. at Lake Nacimiento and spread to the nearby vegetation, igniting three to four acres at Lake Nacimiento Resort & Marina.

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Vegetation fire starts in riverbed

PASO ROBLES — On Friday the Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to a vegetation fire at Highway 101 and 24th Street in Paso Robles at 9:20 p.m. Arriving firefighters found a 50-foot by 100-foot vegetation fire in the Salinas riverbed burning in and around trees and brush. Firefighters were able to contain the fire within 15 minutes and within the next two hours worked to fully extinguish the fire.

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Thousands of cyclists and volunteers continue their 545-mile journey to LA

PASO ROBLES — On June 5 the AIDS/LifeCycle® riders stopped to camp at the Mid-State Fairgrounds, 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles. Today June 6, more than 2,300 cyclists and nearly 650 volunteer 'roadies' will continue their journey. The cyclists will leave the Mid-State Fairgrounds campsite between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. in Paso Robles and head to Santa Maria. They have a lunch stop schedule at Cuesta college for 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will end their day and camp overnight at Preisker Park, 330 Hidden Pines Way in Santa Maria.

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Calwise Spirits launching Paso Robles home

Located just around the corner from the iconic Tin City development — home to wine and beer on the outskirts of Paso Robles, near Templeton — a new distillery is getting set to open at 3340 Ramada Drive on June 9, “at 1 p.m. sharp.” Calwise Spirits, formally known as Wild Coast Spirits, then Calivore Spirits when they were based in in the City of San Luis Obispo and working through the Cal Poly Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation ‘HotHouse’ program, the company has already been selling craft California-themed rum and gin in local stores.

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Local hospitals hosting Cereal Drive to help feed local kids during Summer months

TEMPLETON — Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, which houses the only dedicated pediatric unit in San Luis Obispo County, and Twin Cities Community Hospital are leading a community effort to provide area children struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive benefiting The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. The drive kicks off Friday, June 1, and runs through Friday, June 8.

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Public invited to view curriculum before board approval

PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District (PRJUSD) is conducting a public display of curriculum materials for grades 9-12. The public display will be held from now through June 11 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the district office located at 800 Niblick Road. The purpose of the public display is to provide the community the opportunity to give input on the recommended materials before submission to the PRJUSD Board of Trustees for adoption.

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Five hints for voters on Election Day, June 5

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The County-Clerk Recorder’s office would like to remind voters of some helpful hints for the upcoming election day this Tuesday, June 5. Here are five tips to make voting easier: RETURN OF VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS ON ELECTION DAY: Make sure the identification envelope is signed before you return the ballot. Mailed vote-by-mail ballots that are postmarked on or before Election Day and received within three days of Election Day are eligible to be counted. If you are dropping your VBM ballot in the mail on Election Day, get a “Circle Date Stamp” on your envelope at the mail counter. However, vote-by-mail ballots that are personally delivered at any polling place in this county or at the County Clerk-Recorder’s office in San Luis Obispo or Atascadero must be RECEIVED by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Drive-by-Dropoff of VBM ballots is available at the Monterey Street side of the San Luis Obispo office at 1055 Monterey Street on Election Day. If you want to vote at the polls instead of voting by mail, take the ballot with you to surrender polls. If you have misplaced your ballot, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot at the polls.

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Fires hit the North County

NORTH COUNTY — Three fires broke out in the North County this week. The first was a building fire in the well known Mercantile of Santa Margarita. The others were vegetation fires: one on May 28 which was named the Toleman Fire and the other on Tuesday, May 29 called the Vineyard Fire.

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PHOTOS: Women’s Honor Farm creates vests for JHH

On Wednesday, May 30, the Women’s Honor Farm Sewing Program presented 60 western-style vests handmade by the the women to representatives of Jack’s Helping Hand. Jack’s Helping Hand (JHH) assists children with illnesses and disabilities, providing special treatment, services, equipment, and transportation that are not provided by other sources; or which exceed family financial capabilities. Sewing the western vests for the children struggling with cancer has been a rewarding experience for the female inmates and has allowed them to feel connected to the community. Each vest has been specifically designed with a child’s age and gender in mind. These western vests allow the children to use their imaginations, forget their illnesses for a time, and just be kids. (Contributed photos)

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Sheriff’s corner suspect at OSH Warehouse

PASO ROBLES — San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office responded to an incident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon in Paso Robles. The event happened at approximately 2:45 p.m. when deputies were dispatched to a reported theft of power tools in the 100 block of Kiler Canyon Road, said Tony Cipolla, a spokesperson from the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office. Deputies passed a car matching the description of the suspect’s car and pulled it over in the Orchard Supply Hardware Store parking lot on the 2000 block of Theatre Drive in Paso Robles. The suspect jumped out of the car and ran into the warehouse section of Orchard Supply Hardware Store.

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North County's Most Wanted: Burns captured in Las Vegas

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Most Wanted subject from May 18, Christopher Burns, 39, was arrested and in custody in Las Vegas. Burns was wanted for failing to appear in court for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/ cohabitant, false imprisonment, and willful cruelty to a child.

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Woman fatally collides with pole

PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles Police Department responded to a collision on Saturday, May 26 at approximately 2:22 a.m. The collision occurred at the intersection of Golden Hill and Creston and involved a single vehicle. Officers from the Paso Robles Police Department, with Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services and San Luis Ambulance responded to the scene. Upon arrival, they located a single vehicle that had struck a light pole at the intersection. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Missing man found, identity confirmed by DNA

SANTA MARGARITA — Sheriff’s Detectives have located the remains of 38-year-old Jared Jay Walters, who was reported missing to the Atascadero Police Department on Feb. 26, 2016. During the course of the investigation, Sheriff’s detectives received information that the remains of Walters were located in the 4100 block of Stagecoach Canyon road in rural Santa Margarita. On March 6, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at that location.

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New Chief Revenue Officer will spearhead initiative at IQMS

PASO ROBLES — IQMS, a manufacturing ERP software and manufacturing execution system (MES) company, announced on May 16 that Daniel Vertachnik has joined the company as chief revenue officer. Vertachnik most recently served as chief sales officer at supply chain software and services company, BlueJay Solutions. He brings more than two decades of executive-level experience in enterprise software, driving companies’ business strategy, company-wide customer relationship initiatives, and operations.

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North County's Most Wanted: Wbaldo

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Francisco Simon Wbaldo, 32, is wanted for violation of probation for conspiracy to sell methamphetamine. Wbaldo is Hispanic, 5’ 06” tall, 165 pounds and his last known address is Paso Robles. If you have information on his whereabouts please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 781-4550. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling CrimeStoppers at 805-549-STOP.

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PHOTO: Twin Cities Community Hospital Receives Award of Excellence

Food and Nutrition Services at Twin Cities Community Hospital has received the Award of Excellence from San Luis Obispo County Environmental Health Services. Food services staff was recognized for their exceptional efforts in food safety and sanitation, exhibiting an uncompromising commitment to providing consumers with safe and wholesome food.

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PHOTO: Lampe promoted to Commander

On Tuesday morning, during an Oath of Office and badge pinning ceremony held in the Emergency Operations Center Officer Steve Lampe was promoted to Commander.

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Friday Night Live teens receive scholarship

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Friday Night Live of San Luis Obispo County has awarded ten local high school seniors with the annual Friday Night Live (FNL) Scholarship. The FNL Board of Directors is proud to point the spotlight on Israel Vargas (Shandon HS), Alejandra Barrera (Atascadero HS), Courtney Basden (Atascadero HS), Julia Aurignac (Templeton HS), Haley Hurdle (Templeton HS), Haley Cudworth (Templeton HS), Amanpreet Mangat (Arroyo Grande HS), and Itzel Lopez Jaimes (Paso Robles HS) who each received $500 and were honored at FNL’s first Annual FNL Banquet on May 17 at 6 p.m. at the SLO Vet’s Hall. Natalie Ziegler (SLOHS) and Bianca Soto (Shandon HS) received $750 scholarships, given in the name of Casey Goodwin, a 20-year-old Cuesta College student and active youth alcohol-prevention advocate, who was killed by a drunk driver in March, 2003. These deserving seniors were recognized for their own advocacy, leadership, and commitment to healthy lifestyles for their peers.

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‘Hope for the Future’ raises $95k for CASA

Paso Robles — On April 21, the SLO County community gave generously to support the work that CASA of San Luis Obispo County (CASA SLO County) is doing in the North County. $95,000 was raised during an evening of fine dining, local wines, silent and live auctions, and a raffle for a trip to Costa Rica.

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African Violet Society announces show winners

PASO ROBLES — The Central Coast African Violet Society hosted their second annual show and sale at Brookdale Senior Living in Paso Robles on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Elthea Brewen won best in show and best Gesneriad. Renee Wilson won best design and Mary Thompson won sweepstakes.

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Local aviator author to speak at EWB

PASO ROBLES — Jim Gregory, local author, will be the speaker for the upcoming Estrella Warbird Museum dinner meeting set for June 4. Gregory will be speaking about his new book: “Central Coast Aviators of World War II.” It is his fourth book about the subject of San Luis Obispo County History, and was released on May 14 by The History Press. His third book, “San Luis Obispo County Outlaws: Desperados, Vigilantes and Bootleggers,” was also published in October 2017. His second book on the history of the Arroyo Grande Valley, “Patriot Graves: Discovering a California Town’s Civil War Heritage,” was named a national finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award; “World War II Arroyo Grande” appeared in 2016.

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Community Unity Featured Business: StyleHouse Furnishings Atascadero

If you haven’t been into Atascadero’s StyleHouse Furnishings in a while, you’re in for quite a pleasant surprise. StyleHouse Furnishings Atascadero is now under new ownership and has been newly renovated, restyled, and completely reimagined. New owner Charlie Wilson, who completely transitioned into management of the store in June 2017, has showcased her near decade of furniture sales and interior design experience in the showroom and she transformed the former warehouse-style store into a sea of carefully placed pieces creating several complete living spaces spread throughout the store.

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New classes added to PRJUSD curriculum

“What is really, really exciting about this is that in every single one of these courses and this curriculum and option, we had a consensus of approval from all our committee members,” said Chief Academic Officer Carol Kenyon, who added that it’s rare to have such agreement across the board on a body of curriculum.

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‘Wings’ return to Paso

SLO County locals will get another chance to ride in a B-25, on Memorial Day weekend during the Best Of The West Antique Tractor Show at Santa Margarita Ranch on a B-25 owned by the American Aeronautical Foundation.

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Council looks at Beechwood impacts

After 15 years of “on again off again” project consideration, an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is set to go forward for the Beechwood property in eastern Paso Robles.

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Sheriff s carry Naloxone

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Sheriff ’s Office, in cooperation with the County Emergency Medical Services agency, has announced on May 16 that it is the first law enforcement agency in the County to begin carrying and administering Naloxone to victims of opioid overdose. Naloxone is considered an “overdose antidote” and can reverse the effects of powerful opioids. In many cases, an overdose may cause a person to stop breathing and ultimately lead to death. Naloxone, which is also known by its brand name Narcan, is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications.

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Woman who died in accident identified

PASO ROBLES — Kettleman City resident Iriana Pina, 22, died in a vehicle accident Monday, April 30 on Highway 41 an olive farm near Cholame. Pina was a civil engineering student at Cal Poly and was on her way back to school after visiting her hometown, according to Officer Patrick Seebart of the California Highway Patrol. The collision involved Pina’s 2007 Ford Mustang and a semi truck and left both vehicles in flames.

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Paso Robles police honor the night watchman

PASO ROBLES — On Sunday, May 6, Paso Robles Police Department engaged in a time-honored tradition of donning their mourning bands — those little black bands on their badges — to remember night watchman, David Nathan Morehouse. Morehouse was the department’s only officer to the die in the line of duty on May 6, 1919. Morehouse was born on Aug. 4, 1860, and was appointed on Dec. 17, 1918, to the Paso Robles Police Department. His end of watch was marked on May 7, 1919, though he passed away on May 6 in the line of duty.

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Teddy Bears bring comfort to children

SAN LUIS OBISPO — On Wednesday, May 9 at 2 p.m., the Women’s Honor Farm Sewing Program in collaboration with the San Luis Coastal Adult School presented 39 handcrafted teddy bears made by the inmates to representatives of the Get on the Bus Program. Mary Thielscher, Regional Coordinator of the Central Coast Get on the Bus Program, along with other Get on the Bus representatives accepted the teddy bears.

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New Behavioral Health unit set for jail

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Sheriff Parkinson and the Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation (SAF) announced on April 25, that plans are moving forward for a new Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) at the San Luis Obispo County Jail. The BHU will provide behavioral therapy services and housing for inmates suffering from mental illness. Sheriff Parkinson met with the SAF to discuss the idea of private funding for the BHU. Parkinson has stated numerous times that this is an issue that affects the community as a whole, so it is natural to make this a community-funded facility. The SAF is in support of the project and has identified it as one of their major projects.

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New Paso clinic coming soon

PASO ROBLES — The Neenan Company, a design-build firm based in Colorado, has broken ground on a replacement Comunity Health Center clinic in Paso Robles, redeveloping a 21,290-square-foot portion of an existing retail facility. The replacement clinic will expand the health care provider’s capacity to serve the growing community with an updated and more accessible location for patients. The new clinic facility will offer primary care services, featuring 34 exam rooms, radiology services and a blood draw station. The project is anticipated for completion in early 2019.

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Police chase ends in Paso

PASO ROBLES — San Luis Obispo County resident Joshua Glenn Ritchie, 32, walked into McCarthy’s Wholesale at 43 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo April 29 with a paper copy of his driver’s license and asked to test drive a vehicle. Ritchie picked out and took a white 2013 BMW X5 to test drive, but never returned the vehicle. At noon, McCarthy’s reported the vehicle stolen. San Luis Obispo Police Department officers were able to locate Ritchie driving the vehicle and a pursuit ensued.

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Community Unity launches in North County

PASO ROBLES — This week, the Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press, along with several area businesses, will launch an exciting new campaign designed to highlight the goods and services offered locally in north San Luis Obispo County. The year-long ‘Community Unity’ campaign will kick off with a special four-page insert in today’s paper and participating businesses will have a variety of posters, window clings, mats, pens and other fun items to show that they are participating in the campaign.

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Paso pimp gets 10 years

PASO ROBLES — On April 30, Walter Thomas Jr., age 45 , of Fresno, pleaded no-contest to one count of Human Trafficking, one count of Pimping, and one count of Witness Intimidation (a serious/ strike offense), all felonies. He was sentenced to ten years, four months in state prison.

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Olive Festival festivities continue at The Groves on 41

TEMPLETON — The Groves on 41, a unique California olive oil farming and specialty EVOO production operation founded by the Mother/Daughter team of Karen Tallent and Jennifer Tallent Joseph, will continue the celebration of Olive Festival weekend with a special California Olive Oil experience, Inside the Olive, at their farm on Highway 41 East in Templeton on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Although Festival goers will have tasted their way through dozens of local olive oil producers at Paso Robles City Park on Saturday, The Groves on 41 will invite guests Inside the Olive, taking them further behind the scenes of this ancient specialty crop that is garnering so much attention today.

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Dance your boots off to raise funds for youth arts

PASO ROBLES — The Barn Bash and Dance Benefit for Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation will be a very special evening on May 5, celebrating and supporting youth arts, great food and friends at the historic, Rolling Hills Ranch in San Miguel. The community will come together to raise funds for PRYAF’s free Visual and Performing Arts Program, serving 400 students per quarter with 50, free classes per week in art, drama, music, dance and more.

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PRUSD breaks ground on new pool at Paso Robles High School

PASO ROBLES — On Monday, at 4 p.m., in front of an audience of alumni, administration, stakeholders, teachers and happy swimmers, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District broke ground on the new aquatics center that is projected to be finished in January of 2019. It was a happy day for the swim community in Paso Robles. Each and every person in attendance had a smile from ear to ear as they were finally able to see a long-held dream begin to materialize in front of their eyes. Duane McRoy, who has coached water polo and swimming at Paso Robles since 1996, recalled that when the school was first built in 1981, the original plans included two phases, the latter phase including plans for a pool, but because the enrollment was larger than expected, portable classrooms were brought in and there they have stood ever since.

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Paso Robles man arrested on child molestation charges

Paso Robles Police Department arrested Paso Robles resident Hermelindo Martinez Sanchez, 41, on March 30 at the 500 block of 32nd Street in Paso Robles. Martinez Sanchez was arrested for aggravated sexual assault on a child with specific crimes, lewd acts with a child 14 or 15 years of age with the defendant being more than 10 years older, lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 by force and rape by force and or fear, sexual intercourse with a person under 16 years of age by a person over 21 and continuous sexual abuse of a child.

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Six locals run the 122nd Boston Marathon

Paso Robles– Six locals competed in the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, braving harsh weather conditions with heavy rain and strong headwinds.

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Pacific Western Bank donates to the ‘BIG Event’ fundraiser

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County is proud to announce Pacific Western Bank as the Presenting Sponsor for the eighth consecutive year for their “BIG Event” fundraiser on June 2. Their $6,000 gift brings the total to $42,000 in support of the agency’s mentoring programs.

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Shelby Sudbrink Memorial Foundation dinner and auction set for May 4

TEMPLETON —Her room was always a mess, she ate so many In-N-Out french fries she was pretty much a potato, she had a heart of gold and a smile that could light up your world. She loved to laugh and to live life to its fullest. That was Shelbs. Shelby Cora Sudbrink left this world too soon after an automobile accident on Jan. 6, 2017. She was just 17 years old. To honor her memory and the light she brought to everyone’s lives, through her laughter, her warmth, her open and welcoming soul, her talent on the field, court and classroom, the Shelby Sudbrink Memorial Scholarship Foundation was formed.

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PHOTOS: Arts Academy holds annual Ag Day

The Arts Academy at Bauer Speck recently hosted its annual Agriculture Day. Many volunteers from around the community came out to share their love and knowledge of agriculture with the Bobcats. Some of the more popular stations included sitting on a tractor, feeding and petting animals and milking cows. Students were asked to name their cows before milking them and came up with “Sky,” “Emily,” “Sprinkles,” and “Rainbow Dash.” (Contributed photos).

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Celebrate National Arbor Day by planting trees

NEBRASKA CITY — National Arbor Day is Friday, April 27 this year and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday. Join the Foundation in April and receive 10 free shade trees. By joining the Foundation in April, new members receive the following trees: red oak, sugar maple, weeping willow, baldcypress, thornless honeylocust, pin oak, river birch, tuliptree, silver maple, and red maple.

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APCD provides funding for cleaner school buses

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The SLO County Air Pollution Control District announced this week the availability of grant funding for school bus emission reduction projects. Since 2001, APCD grant funds have helped reduce pollution from 119 school buses in SLO County. This program is funded with local fees collected by the DMV, as well as state funds that are administered by the APCD. The primary goal of the program is to reduce the exposure of school children, as well as the general public, to both cancer-causing and smog-forming pollution. The program does not impose any regulatory requirements on school districts and their participation in the program is voluntary.

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Teen medevac to hospital

PASO ROBLES — A 16-year-old boy was riding in the Salinas Riverbed when he lost control of his bike on Sunday, April 15. “He was riding his motorcycle when he flipped over and flew over the handlebars.” said Steve Neumann, Supervisor for Aerial Support California Highway Patrol.

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Package theft suspect identified

PASO ROBLES — On Wednesday, April 11, at approximately 12:35 p.m., the Paso Robles Police Department received a report of a theft that had occurred earlier at a residence in the 500 block of Red Cloud Road. According to the reporting party, an unknown male suspect stole an unattended package from her front porch and the theft was captured on her home security surveillance system.

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Missing SLO man found deceased in Pozo OHV

POZO — On Monday, April 16, Wolfgang Wyatt Forbes, 23 of San Luis Obispo, was reported missing by his father to San Luis Obispo Police Department. Two off-duty firefighters who were riding their motorcycles at the popular Stair Step Summit Trail at the Pozo OHV area found a 1986 Suzuki Samurai on Tuesday, April 17.

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CenCal Health celebrates local health providers

SAN LUIS OBISPO — CenCal Health, the healthcare provider for nearly 180,000 Central Coast residents, marked its tenth anniversary operating in San Luis Obispo County with an evening of celebration and community recognitions on March 28.

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Child bicyclist collides with vehicle

TEMPLETON — The California Highway Patrol is investigating a collision involving a vehicle and a child on a bicycle that occurred in Templeton earlier this morning.

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Vendors needed at Main Street event

PASO ROBLES — Vendor spaces are available for an opportunity to indulge in the joys of recycled treasures in downtown Paso Robles and at the same time, enjoy the vintage sidecars, motorcycles and vintage British cars of days gone by. Collectors, dealers, crafters, and garden enthusiasts are invited to participate in the Recycled Treasures portion of our Vintage Sidecar, Recycled Treasures, Pre-1950 Motorcycles & Vintage British Cars event on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in the downtown city park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spaces are approximately 15 feet by 15 feet and cost $55 each. Admission is free to the public.

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Library to host info session about Volunteer Program

PASO ROBLES – The public is invited to attend the Paso Robles City Library’s Volunteer Program Information Session on Tuesday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Library Conference Room. The Library Volunteer Program, since 1995, has continued to grow and today is one of California’s most innovative models of volunteerism in library service. Learn about the kinds of work library volunteers do, how their service benefits the library, how volunteering in the library can benefit you, and how to become a library volunteer. A short tour of the library’s volunteer opportunities will be available after the program. Light refreshments will be served.

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Garden bed kits to be donated to local school

PASO ROBLES — Big Creek Lumber’s school garden grant program will award garden bed grants to ten schools in the area. This is the third year of the program, grant applications were filled out in the fall and winners were selected to have kits delivered in the spring. The garden kits include redwood lumber courtesy of Big Creek Lumber, soil courtesy of Sun Land Garden Products and garden tools courtesy of Orgill. All kits are being delivered directly to the schools so they can assemble and use immediately.

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Local artisans and growers wanted for Mission Market Place at the 2018 California Mid-State Fair

PASO ROBLES — Applications for the 2018 California Mid-State Fair’s Mission Market Place are now available! The Mission Market Place is designed to showcase local products, both fresh and value added. It will give twenty artisans and growers a home to showcase their locally grown, packaged and/or hand-crafted items to over 420,000 fairgoers. Product examples could include things like honey, lip balm, apples, pies and cheese.

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Paso seeks public input on downtown parking

PASO ROBLES — The City of Paso Robles has begun assessing downtown parking needs and is requesting community input to help identify potential solutions. Interested community members are encouraged to attend a public forum on Monday, April 16, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Paso Robles Library Conference Center, 1000 Spring St. The parking assessment will identify residential and business parking needs and potential solutions for the areas between 6th and 17th Streets and between Olive Street and Riverside Avenue. All residents, businesses, and property owners within the study area will receive meeting invitations by mail the week of April 1.

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TSA implements second security lane at airport

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Transportation Security Administration has begun operating a second security lane at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. This important move comes before the airport sees additional flights and larger planes. With the new bag screening lane, passengers are able to queue, divest and place their belongings through two different lanes. “The move allows our travelers to get through security faster than ever before,” said Kevin Bumen, CM, CAE, Director of Airports. “TSA is committing additional resources to our airport because they see how we’ve been growing, and continue to grow.”

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Big Brothers Big Sisters appoints new CEO

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — The Board of Directors at Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County recently announced the appointment of the organization’s new CEO, Jenny Luciano. “We are so pleased to have new, talented leadership at the helm for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County,” Board President Dave Axberg said. “ Jenny brings a wealth of fundraising, program development, marketing and communications experience to the team. She will be a strong asset in the short and long-term as we grow the agency and invest in making more mentor matches for children facing adversity here in San Luis Obispo County.” “I am humbled and delighted to be selected as the new CEO for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County,” Luciano said. “There are many children in our community that need our support. I am confident that through our partnership with the community that we can meet their needs and those of many more children in the future.”

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PHOTO: Paso Robles Police Officer Association gives to youth arts

Paso Robles Police Officers Association President Eric Azarvand presented a check to Vikki Mullins and the children of the Applause Children’s Theater on March 28. The check was a donation from the Officers and Dispatchers, who make up the association, to help support the performing arts and the youth of Paso Robles. (Contributed photo).

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Police seek package thief

PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Police Department is asking for the public's assistance identifying a suspect who took a package from a home on the 500 block of Red Cloud Road on Wednesday, April 11 at around 12:16 p.m. If you have any information on this person, please contact the Paso Robles Police Department at (805) 237-6464 and reference case# 181095.

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North County’s Most Wanted : Katz

Lyndee Rae Katz, 26, is wanted for violation of probation for possession of drugs on prison or jail grounds. Katz is white, 5' 09" tall, 115 pounds and her last known address is in Paso Robles. If you have information on her whereabouts please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 781-4550. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling CrimeStoppers at 805-549-STOP.

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Four vehicle accident at Cholame Y intersection

CHOLAME — A four-vehicle car collision involving eleven people occurred on Friday, April 6 on the SR-46 east, west of the Y intersection in Cholame. It was a cloudy, dry and dark day shortly after 5 a.m. when Catherine Ann Fox, 60, of Paso Robles was driving eastbound on SR 46 in her 2012 Chevy Cruze. When for an unknown reason she made a turning movement into the westbound lane traveling at an unknown speed. She then struck a 2011 Nissan that was driven by Moises Hernandez, 28, from Avenal. Fox's Cruze side swiped Hernandez's Nissan which caused him to lose control.

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Paso pimp nabbed in Illinois

MORRIS, ILL. — Former Paso Robles pimp Walter Thomas Jr., 44, was apprehended by Illinois State Police District 5 following a traffic stop on Interstate 80 east of Morris around 7:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 after fleeing from the authorities more than a month ago. He was arrested on a California warrant for human trafficking and brought to Grundy County Jail outside of Chicago. “The DA is going to be extraditing Thomas back to California,” Paso Robles Police Chief Ty Lewis said. In early February, the Paso Robles Press reported that the police were looking for Thomas, also known as “Shaky,” in connection with an ongoing human trafficking investigation. He was last seen driving a silver Chrysler Pacifica in Paso Robles. It was thought that he might have been headed to Fresno or Clovis.

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Locals ‘Walk a Mile’ to end sexual assault

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and RISE is hosting Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® – The International Men’s March to End Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence. It is often said, “You can’t understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” At the Walk a Mile events, SLO County residents will literally walk a mile in solidarity with those who have experienced gender-based violence.

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RSVP volunteer opportunity

TEMPLETON — Put your life experience to work with RSVP - Retired and Senior Volunteers program. Join many other seniors, age 50+ and over, who are taking time to help improve the lives of others. RSVP can match your talents and interests with community needs. Locally the opportunity available is with the Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center in Templeton. The Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center needs backup and on-call help. Volunteers help package meals on Tuesdays and pack and deliver meals to San Luis Obispo. Wednesdays the Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center needs help at the lunch counter, washing dishes and doing light office duties. They are looking for volunteers interested in health and wellness. Call (805) 544-8740 for information on the above opportunity.

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Students participate in Optimist Club speech contest

First Place was Lia Freed-Doerr (far left) of Templeton High School, second Place was Maria Vargas Roman (second from left) of Paso Robles High School, third Place went to Jesus Aron Nevarez (third from left) of Paso Robles High School, and fourth place was awarded to Atante Walker (far right) of Paso Robles High School.

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Paso appoints new fire chief

PASO ROBLES — The City of Paso Robles is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Stornetta to lead its Emergency Services Department. Stornetta was born and raised in Atascadero, and is an Atascadero High School alum. He began his emergency services career in 1991 and proudly joined the Paso Robles Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic in 2001. Thereafter, he promoted to Fire Captain/Paramedic and then to Battalion Chief, and has now served the City and citizens of Paso Robles full-time for over 17 years. Jonathan has acted as Interim Fire Chief since October 2017. After a competitive external recruitment process, which including six different panels over two days, City Manager Tom Frutchey has selected Jonathan to lead the Paso Robles Emergency Services Department.

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PHOTOS: Winifred Pifer Elementary fifth-graders hike at Pinnacles

Winifred Pifer Elementary fifth grade students recently traveled to the Pinnacles National Park. The students had the opportunity to hike and learn about the geological forces that shaped the landscape. They also observed condors and explored the caves.

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Little hands, big hearts make a difference

“Helping other people makes me feel happy because I’m helping someone that really needs something. It makes me feel a little like a superhero.” – Makai, age 7.

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Distraction group steals from Siegel’s Jewelry in Paso

PASO ROBLES – A group of thieves struck Siegel’s Jewelry Story some time between 4:30 and 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Paso Robles Police Department responded at approximately 6:30 p.m. to Siegel’s Jewelry Store, located at 739 12th Street in Paso Robles. According to the store’s owners, Ken and Kris Siegel, six individuals entered the store shortly before closing. The individuals distracted employees while simultaneously stealing an undisclosed amount of jewelry.

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Agencies work together to prepare for school shooters

PASO ROBLES — Thanks to years of planning and training, local law enforcement agencies say they are prepared for the possibility of an active shooter situation on campuses in the North County. Sheriff Ian Parkinson said he met with the county’s police chiefs a few years ago and together they created a three-year plan to improve response and notification of training with local schools and were able to fund training and equipment through the Department of Homeland Security. “Even though we are representing separate entities, the chiefs and I have always been on the same page on what we collectively we wanted to do,” Parkinson said.

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Extreme storm hits the North County

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — A band of storms known as the ‘atmospheric river’ event started Tuesday and has continued to bring rain Thursday. The storm has caused widespread damage, road hazards and accidents throughout the region.

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The North County Technical Rescue Team rescue ready

PASO ROBLES — The North County Technical Rescue Team is always ready to get civilians out of harm’s way. Comprised of 14 members — seven from the Paso Robles Emergency Service Department and seven from the Atascadero Fire Department — the team was recently involved in a high-profile swiftwater rescue after a storm that occurred Thursday, March 22 caused the Salinas River to swell up sweep away several transients who were camping along the banks.

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Paso man assaults officers

PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles resident Paul Laviel Woodward, 32, was arrested for threatening and resisting an executive officer, assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, being under the influence of a controlled substance, violating a protective/stay away order and for a probation violation.

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Ten years of hands-free law: challenges remain

PASO ROBLES — Drivers are using their cell phones less often while driving, 10 years after “hands-free” became the law, but distracted driving remains a serious safety challenge in California. Observing April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the first week in April as California Teen Safe Driving Week, safety advocates will focus on education and enforcement efforts statewide. Paso Robles Police Department will join law enforcement throughout the state to step up enforcement along with awareness efforts by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to discourage distracted driving. Officers will have a special emphasis this month on enforcing all cell phone and distracted driving laws. The goal is to increase voluntary compliance by drivers, but sometimes citations are necessary for motorists to better understand the importance of driving distraction April 5 and 13 have been designated as the two statewide enforcement dates when law enforcement agencies will step up distracted driving enforcement activities. The California Department of Transportation will put distracted driving messages on the changeable message signs on freeways during April.

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Beware of phone scams

PASO ROBLES – With tax season in full swing, the Paso Robles Police Department would like to warn the public about various phone scams targeting local residents. The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.

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Tour of Paso bike ride benefits cancer patients

Paso Robles — Seventy-three riders joined the tenth Annual Tour of Paso Founders Team Challenge on March 24. Tour of Paso bike ride proceeds benefits the Cancer Support Community of the Central Coast, a nonprofit organization in Templeton that offers many programs and support groups for cancer patients and their families free of charge. Riders enjoyed either a 26 or 50-mile ride through the back roads of Paso wine country, then had lunch at Niner Winery and enjoyed live music.

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Two boys arrested posting guns on Snapchat

PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles police responded to Paso Robles High School Thursday morning to investigate reports that a 16-year-old former student was circulating photos via the social media app Snapchat depicting himself holding a pistol and displaying rifles. Students screen-captured the photos and showed them to school officials.

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‘Love Songs of WWII’ to take place at Warbird Museum

Paso Robles — Mike Chamberlin, aka the “The Signing TV Guy,” will be the dinner speaker and entertainer for the upcoming Estrella Warbird Museum dinner meeting April 4. “I have dedicated my musical life to honoring ‘The Greatest Generation.’ We owe everything to those who fought, served or died in WWII. So I honor them the only way I know how… through music and a show I call ‘Love Songs Of WWII.’” said Chamberlin.

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Most wanted suspect captured : North County's Most Wanted

PASO ROBLES — The Most Wanted subject from last week, Kevin Duckworth was arrested on March 9 by Paso Robles Police.

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Tolosa Children's Dental Center marks 15 years in operation

“The challenge is access to care,” Tolosa Executive Director Suzanne Russell said. “The children have coverage, but it’s insufficient to encourage private dentists to accept it in any volume to meet the need.”

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PHOTOS: PRHS Culinary students prepare for annual crab feed

Paso Robles High School Culinary students work throughout the year helping various community organizations by catering and working their events. Recently, the students served and helped prepare the annual crab feed held by Sunrise Rotary.

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Bomb Squad detonates suspicious package

SAN LUIS OBISPO - A suspicious package was located near the front door of the San Luis Obispo County Jail on Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m. Staff walking near the entrance noticed the suspicious package by the front door and immediately reported it. Jail staff recently received death threats associated with protests against several deaths at the jail over the past few years including that of Atascadero man Andrew Holland, who died in 2017 after being restrained for nearly 48 hours.

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Rainy morning causes several accidents

NORTH COUNTY — In the morning hours of March 13, there were several accidents due to the rain in the North County. At 7:45 a.m. there was a two-vehicle collision on Geneseo Road, south of SR-46, in Paso Robles. No one was injured. At 8 a.m. on Northbound Highway 101, north of SR-58, there was a solo vehicle collision with a minor injury. Also on Highway 101, north of SR-58, at 9 a.m., there was another solo vehicle with no injuries reported. Shortly at 9:15 a.m. on SR-46, east off Branch Road, there was another solo vehicle collision with no injuries reported.

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Paso Police officer and bystander rescue fire victim

PASO ROBLES – On Sunday, March 11 Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to an apartment fire at around 2:57 p.m. The fire was located at an apartment in a complex at 2041 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles.

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Paso Robles East Side roads set to be paved

PASO ROBLES – The City of Paso Robles, Public Works Department has started the road repairs for the Bolen and south Trigo Lane neighborhood. These roads were constructed many years ago with inadequate infrastructure to accommodate the drainage issues, which is one of the reasons the surrounding pavement has deteriorated. In order to preserve the new re-paving work, the City will be installing concrete cross-gutters at various intersections within the neighborhood. In addition, there are also some localized areas where there is the need to perform some repairs by digging out the road surface, compacting the roadbed, and installing base. Once the cross-gutters are installed and the localized areas of repair are completed, then the entire road surface from curb to curb will be re-surfaced with new asphalt.

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North County's Most Wanted: March 9

Kevin Bruce Duckworth, 32, is wanted for first degree burglary, grand theft of a firearm, grand theft over $950, receiving/purchasing stolen property, possession of a firearm by a felon, unlawful possession of ammunition, committing a felony with a prior prison term within the last 5 years, obstructing/resisting a peace officer. Duckworth is White, 6’ tall, and 200 pounds. He is listed as a transient in North County. If you have information on his whereabouts please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 781-4550. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling CrimeStoppers at 805-549-STOP.

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North County's Most Wanted: Update March 9

ATASCADERO — The Most Wanted subject from Nov. 15, Max Aaron Gerarden, has been arrested and booked into County Jail on Feb.. 7. Gerarden was wanted for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant. His bail was set at $50,000. Alejandro Rey Sanchez, our Most Wanted subject from early February, was taken into custody by Atascadero Police Department.

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Paso Robles Recreation Services offers spring break camps

PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles Recreation Services will present two hands-on STEAM inspired spring break camps for local students beginning Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 at Centennial Park in Paso Robles. STEAM, the abbreviation for science, technology, engineering, art and math is an integrated approach to learning that encourages students to think more broadly and creatively, boosting problem-solving skills.

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Fire in Templeton extinguished

TEMPLETON — On March 7 in Templeton Cal Fire and SLO County Fire responded to a vegetation fire on Santa Rita Road at 12:50 p.m. At that time the fire had a slow rate of spread and was just a quarter-acre. At 1:11 p.m. Cal Fire updated its report that crews were making good progress and the fire was at three acres. By 1:25 p.m. Cal Fire gave its final update as firefighter crews had stopped the forward spread of the fire. Crews were expected to mop up the fire for another two hours.

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Community Volunteer Patrol Program orientation set for March 13

PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Police Department Community Volunteer Patrol Program (CVPP) is offering an opportunity for the public to learn more about the program and what these volunteers do to assist the Police Department. On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, the CVPP will host an orientation program beginning at 7 p.m. in the Emergency Operations Center at the Public Safety Center, 900 Park Street.

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Police chase suspect driving 140 mph

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — On the evening of March 6, Mario Oseguera, 19, from San Jose, fled from police in a 2003 red Mercedes C240, leading them on a chase that spanned many cities and two counties. California Highway Patrol Officers from King City, Air Operations, Templeton, and San Luis Obispo all assisted in on the pursuit with speeds hitting more than 140 miles per hour. At 9 p.m., CHP monitored radio traffic from a pursuit entering the North County from King City. The suspect’s vehicle evading authorities southbound on Highway 101. Oseguera was seen driving on the right shoulder of the highway to pass traffic and nearly collided with other vehicles on several occasions.

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Two injured in multi-vehicle accident in Shandon

SHANDON — On Monday, March 5 the California Highway Patrol Communication Center received a report at 5:47 a.m. of a head-on collision at the Shandon Rest Area on State Route 46. Per the California Highway Patrols report, when units arrived, the road was blocked between the rest area and Lucy Brown Road. At this location, both directions of travel utilize what will eventually be the westbound lanes on the northernmost portion of SR 46. The collision involved four vehicles, three of which were semi-trailer combinations.

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Vista Oaks Way residential structure fire

PASO ROBLES — A residential fire occurred on the 2000 block of Vista Oaks Way in Paso Robles on Saturday, March 3. Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to the fire at approximately 11:30 p.m. First arriving firefighters found smoke and fire emanating from an exterior wall and spreading into the attic. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the area of origin and worked to limit smoke and water damage to the rest of the structure.

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Deputy assaulted by inmate in County Jail

SAN LUIS OBISPO – An inmate at San Luis Obispo County Jail assaulted a correctional deputy Tuesday. The 26-year-old correctional deputy was moving inmates from one section of the jail to another around 12:30 p.m. when one of the inmates charged the deputy and began punching the him multiple times in the head and face. The Deputy was able to subdue the inmate, 27-year-old Joseph Allen Baker, of Nipomo. Other deputies arrived to assist and the deputy who was transported to a local hospital via ambulance. The deputy sustained injuries including a broken nose and an orbital fracture to his eye socket. The deputy is recovering at the hospital and the inmate, Baker has been re-arrested and is facing a new charge of assault on a peace officer.

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Early morning fatal accident near Shandon

SHANDON – Just after 6 a.m. Tuesday on Bitterwater Road north of SR-58, a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe was involved in a single-vehicle accident. Five passengers from Avenal were involved in the accident and one died at the scene. Veronica Ayala-Rea, 35, was driving the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe southbound on Bitterwater Road, 12 miles north of SR-58. Ayala-Rea failed to handle a curve in the road and crossed into the other lane and onto the dirt shoulder before rolling over multiple times. Two passengers not wearing their seatbelts — Alexis Jovani Ayala, 19, and Maria Rodriguez Tovar, 49, who were ejected from the vehicle. Alexis Jovani Ayla was transported to Kern Valley Medical Center and Rodriguez Tovar to Sierra Vista Medical Center.

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Pilot crashes plane in field near Paso Robles Airport

PASO ROBLES – Tuesday evening at approximate 8:30 p.m. the Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to an aircraft incident near the Paso Robles Airport. Arriving responders found an upright plane in a field just south of Dry Creek Road.

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Transient duo refuse to leave vacant home

PASO ROBLES — On Friday, Feb. 23 at approximately 12:10 p.m., the Paso Robles Police Department received a report of suspicious persons loitering around a vacant home in the 1000 block of Caddie Lane. Upon arrival, police learned that an alert neighbor saw two people hanging around a house and was the one who reported the suspicious activity. These neighbors knew that the house was for sale and vacant and called the police when they noticed the activity. The neighbor told the officers that the suspicious people and a dog had last been seen going into the backyard of the home. Officers checked the house and found the door to the garage open and personal items scattered about. They could hear people running through the house to the second floor and barricading themselves inside one of the rooms. Officers also found that the suspects had abandoned their dog as they fled.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony held for Central Coast Party Helpers

PASO ROBLES — The 2018 North County Wedding Expo Spring Show is this weekend. The Expo, in its third year, highlights northern San Luis Obispo County as a destination wedding location and features wedding professionals and venues from the area. This year, in response to the devastating fires and floods that shook the Santa Rosa and Santa Barbara communities, several vendors are offering discounts on their services to help brides who lost Venues or other wedding related necessities. Central Coast Party Helpers, one of the main sponsors for the 2018 Spring show, will offer 20 percent off their planning and staffing services. CCPH owner, Brigitte Faulkner, said she wanted to help brides from the two devastated areas, many of whom lost deposits on wedding related services due to the tragic weather related events.

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Proposed ballot ban on fracking and oil expansion

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Volunteers will begin gathering signatures today to place the “Protect Our Water, Air, and Land: Ban Fracking and Oil Expansion in SLO County” Initiative on the November 2018 ballot. The initiative is sponsored by the Coalition to Protect San Luis Obispo County, a group of local volunteers working to protect local water, air and soil from pollution while encouraging a shift toward renewable energy, as called for in the county’s General Plan.

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Suspect wanted for stabbing

PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Lucio Merino Cervantes, a 24-year old Paso Robles resident. Cervantes is suspected of stabbing another man during a fight in Paso Robles on Feb. 17. Twin Cities Community Hospital staff notified officers about the stabbing Saturday night, around 8:20 p.m., when the victim arrived for treatment. The victim and witnesses told investigators that Cervantes stabbed the victim while several men fought in front of a liquor store along the 3300 block of Spring St. earlier that evening.

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North County’s Most Wanted: Have you seen this man, Derek David White?

Derek David White, 27, is wanted for violating his probation for driving a car without consent. He is white, 6’ 05” tall, 190 pounds, and his last known address is in Cambria. If you have information on his whereabouts please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 781-4550. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling CrimeStoppers at 805-549-STOP.

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Sheriffs seek San Miguel burglary suspect

SAN MIGUEL — On Feb. 12 at about 1:58 p.m., San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residential burglary report on the 1300 block of L Street in San Miguel. While conducting a follow-up investigation to the burglary, deputies attempted to contact Kevin Duckworth. Duckworth fled on foot from deputies. Deputies attempted to pursue Duckworth, however, Duckworth was able to evade deputies efforts.

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Fire damages Angus Street home

PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles Department responded to a residence at approximately 7:48 p.m., on Angus Street for a reported trash can fire that had been extinguished by the resident. The initial crew reported heavy smoke coming from attic vents above the garage area and a structure fire response was initiated. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one garage wall and the attic space above the garage, limiting the heat and smoke damage throughout the residence. The residence was occupied at the time of the fire. No firefighters or community members were injured.

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Man stabbed during altercation on Spring Street in Paso Robles

PASO ROBLES — On Sunday, Feb. 11, at approximately 1:40 p.m., the Paso Robles Police Department received a report of a two males involved in a physical fight on the 3100 block of Spring St. Upon arrival, officers located one male adult victim with an apparent stab wound to his lower left back. The adult male suspect left in a vehicle prior to officers’ arrival.

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Cal Fire provides funds to increase pace of dead tree removal projects

SACRAMENTO — Six million dollars have been awarded in a one-time grant to aid high-priority counties impacted by California’s historic tree mortality. CAL FIRE’s Local Assistance for Tree Mortality (LATM) Grant Program will provide the matching funds for counties to be able to tap into the California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA) administered by the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). The CAL FIRE LATM Grant Program will work cooperatively with the Cal OES CDAA program to increase reimbursement to high-priority counties to remove or fell dead and dying trees threatening public infrastructures, such as roads and buildings.

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Paso Robles couple arrested

PASO ROBLES — On Feb. 1 at 1:40 a.m., police were conducting a patrol at the Food-4-Less shopping center in Paso Robles when they noticed a man going through a dumpster, a violation of the municipal code. Officers approached the man, Daniel Lynn Otis, age 30 and noticed that he had a stroller with him. Police found an infant in the stroller under one year of age. During the investigation, they found that Otis was under the influence of a controlled substance. The officers conducted a welfare check on the child and discovered narcotics paraphernalia and a controlled substance in close proximity to the infant. Consequently, Otis was arrested on felony for child cruelty with possible injury or death, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a control substance (methamphetamine) and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

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$100 counterfeit bills exchanged in Paso store

PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Police Department is requesting public assistance with locating two women who are suspected of passing counterfeit $100 bills throughout Central Coast businesses. Janet Marie Deras and Ines Marie Jimenez allegedly attempted to pass two Counterfeit $100 bills On Jan. 31 at the J.C. Penny department store on Niblick Road. Deras, 21, and Jimenez, 30, attempted to spend the bills and claimed to have no idea that the money was fraudulent. The women were possibly accompanied by another person of interest, Joshua Lee Maddox, 38, who is associated with a yellow 2018 Chevrolet Camaro.

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Missing woman reported in SLO

UPDATE: It has been 40 days since Kristen Marti went missing. San Luis Obispo Police Department is still looking for her and posted a reminder on their Twitter page on Feb. 18. On Jan. 18, San Luis Obispo Police Department took a missing person’s report for Kristen Marti, 26, who has not been seen since Jan. 9. She was last seen on the 1800 block of Perfumo Canyon Road, in a parked maroon colored sedan, with an unknown adult aged male. Marti frequents hotels in the San Luis Obispo County area. Marti has not been in contact with family or friends since Jan. 9, which is unlike her.

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Men found dead in California Valley home

On Monday, Jan. 29 two individuals were found deceased in a residence located on the 12000 block of Arrow Bear Trail in California Valley. At approximately 11:17 a.m. the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible deceased subject in a residence. Upon arrival, the Sheriff’s Deputies, along with California Game and Fish and Wildlife Warden’s, found two deceased individuals, Edward Chavez Mendoza, age 70, a resident of California Valley and his son, Edmundo Eduardo Mendoza Jr., age 37, also a resident of California Valley inside the home.

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PRJUSD elementary students honored at board meeting

The 44 students were honored, tripling the number of high-earning students from the previous year.

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All PRJUSD elementary students receive weekly dance

Janessa Harris, Vincent Palmer and Ella Walker strike a pose while taking part in the second grade dance team at Pat Butler Elementary.

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Brynn and Brittni Frace remembered

Atascadero — A celebration of life for Brittni and Brynn Frace will take place at the Atascadero Bible Church, 6225 Atascadero Ave. on Friday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m.

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TUSD warns parents after child is assaulted in Templeton

Dr. Koski, Superintendent of Templeton Unified School District issued a warning to parents this morning after a child was allegedly assaulted near her home in Templeton. “I want to alert you to a report of a stranger danger situation that occurred over the weekend,” Koski wrote in the statement. “On Saturday, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a student was playing near her home on the 1200 block of Bennett Way in Templeton when a man grabbed her from behind. She screamed and the man put his hand over her mouth. She elbowed him in the stomach and he let go of her.”

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Pig rescue faces issues with local ordinance

“And they’re thinking they’re literally getting this tiny housepet,” K&M Mini Pot Belly Pig Rescue Owner Marilu Elder said. “What happens is they outgrow that 25 pounds, guaranteed, and they don’t want it anymore. It becomes a burden. A 50, 100 or 150 pound pet that nobody knows what to do with.”

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Photos: Liberty High students visit Fiscalini Ranch

Nineteen students from Liberty High School took a field trip to the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve last week. The students were treated to a 2.5 plus mile hike through the coastal mountain range near Cambria over to the coastal bluffs.

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Paso Robles Assistant City Manager retires after 31 years

Her years in the City Manager’s Office have been characterized by challenges and opportunities in the extreme - the peak in the economy and growth in local businesses and economic development, the San Simeon earthquake and its after-effects; the Great Recession, the dissolution of redevelopment agencies; the development of the Uptown Specific Plan, Salinas River Corridor Plan, Paso ARTSFEST, recreational trails, and an increase in outdoor recreation and culture

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  • Cal Poly to name Center for Wine and Viticulture in recognition of two key donors

    SAN LUIS OBISPO — In recognition of the generosity and philanthropic support of two donors to the building of Cal Poly’s Center for Wine and Viticulture, the center will be named the JUSTIN and J. Lohr Center for Wine and Viticulture.

  • Deputy District Attorney Wagner named Prosecutor of the Year by MADD

    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office congratulates Deputy District Attorney Stephen Wagner on his receiving the Prosecutor of the Year award by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). MADD has been advocating for victims of alcohol and drug impaired driving since 1980, primarily through victim support services and community education. The award is presented to a prosecutor who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and excellence in the prosecution of alcohol and drug impaired driving.

  • Grant funding available to clean up wood burning devices

    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Funding is available countywide to replace old wood burning stove or fireplace. Applicants must live within San Luis Obispo County to replace their old, non-EPA-certified wood stoves, fireplace inserts or open-hearth fireplaces that are used as a primary source of heat with new, cleaner burning devices, such as EPA-certified wood stoves or inserts for natural gas or propane heating devices.

  • Six tips for new fathers

    Becoming a new father can feel a little overwhelming. There’s the lack of sleep, the added responsibilities, the loss of free time, and trying to balance it all. Fatherhood is one of the most wonderful experiences in life, and one of the most important for your child’s early development.

  • Kennedy members raise 1K for Hunger Awareness Day

    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Kennedy Club Fitness held a spotlight class in each of their four locations during the month of May to raise awareness – and funds—for SLO County Food Bank’s Hunger Awareness Day. Kennedy members danced, stretched, powered and more to raise $1,000.

  • Senior volunteer opportunities to help the community

    NORTH COUNTY — Put your life experience to work with Senior Volunteer Service (SVS). Join with many other seniors, age 50+ and over, who are taking time to help improve the lives of others. SVS can match your talents and interests with community needs. Call SVS at (805) 544-8740 for information on any of the following opportunities.

  • Expect slow traffic during cruise

    PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Police Department would like to remind the community that the Golden State Classics Car Cruise will take place on Friday, May 25. Motorists should plan for the following street closures: Spring Street will be closed from 6th to 23rd Streets from 3 until 8 p.m. Both 16th and 21st Streets east of Spring Street will also be impacted by cruise participant traffic from 4 until 6 p.m.

  • Hwy 101 San Miguel project continues with traffic switch

    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — A project to improve six miles of US Highway 101 from San Miguel to Camp Roberts will continue on Wednesday, May 30 with a traffic switch to allow for the reconstruction of southbound US Highway 101 from 10th Street to the intersection with San Marcos Road. Temporary striping will begin at 6:30 a.m. with the full traffic switch expected in the afternoon.

  • Mustang driver collides with semi

    PASO ROBLES — The driver of a 2007 Ford Mustang died in a fatal collision with a semi truck Monday, April 30 on State Route 41 north of an olive farm near Cholame. The driver has not yet been identified pending notification of next of kin.

  • Electronics business comes to Paso

    PASO ROBLES — Coast Electronics is pleased to announce the opening of their 3rd location in San Luis Obispo County located in the Williams Plaza in Paso Robles, 1171 Creston Road #109, phone: 805-369-2811 Website: coastelectronic.com(no “S”)

  • Roblan and Beautification of the Month for May honored at mixer

    PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce their selection for Roblan of the Month and Beautification of the Month for May who was honored at the Membership Mixer hosted by PASO Magazine and the Pioneer Museum at the Museum on Wednesday, May 9. The Chamber recognizes worthy Roblans for their service and dedication to the betterment of our community. Roblans are a staple in community service, community action, and on-going community outreach.

  • Public invited to view curriculum

    The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District (PRJUSD) is conducting a public display of curriculum materials for grades 6-12. The public display will be held from now through May 18 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the district office located at 800 Niblick Road. The purpose of the public display is to provide the community the opportunity to give input on the recommended materials before submission to the PRJUSD Board of Trustees for adoption.

  • Board of Supervisors adopts road paving priority list for new SB 1

    SAN LUIS OBISPO — Earlier in April the Board of Supervisors took action approving the list of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 road paving projects for submittal to the California Transportation Commission required by the Road Repair and Accountability Act, Senate Bill 1 (SB1). The road segments have been selected from the five-year asphalt overlay list of the Pavement Management Program available at www.slocounty.ca.gov.

  • Police conduct saturation patrols for Cinco de Mayo

    NORTH COUNTY — In the United States, the Cinco de Mayo holiday is often associated with parties and alcohol. If you’re celebrating with friends and family this weekend, remember that at the end of the night, you need to have a safe and sober ride home. Police, Sheriff and the CHP will be out in force looking for the telltale sign of impaired driving this weekend. In the rush to prepare for a night out, it’s easy to forget the most important Cinco de Mayo plan of all: designating a sober driver. Some may think they can play it by ear and wait until after the party has started to decide whether they’re “okay to drive.” By this point, it’s too late. Going out for a night of drinking without a plan for getting home safely is a recipe for disaster.

  • Caltrans improves Hwy 101 ramp at Las Tablas Rd

    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Caltrans will begin a project tonight to install Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps at the southbound on-ramp to US Highway 101 at Las Tablas Road in Templeton.

  • Council takes no action on SB-54

    After receiving nearly four hours of public comment Tuesday night, the Paso Robles City Council ultimately decided to take no action on SB-54, the California Values Act, also known as the “Sanctuary State” law. The Council had considered opting out of SB-54, which prevents local law enforcement agencies from working in cooperation with Federal agencies to enforce immigration law, but instead decided to follow City staff’s recommendation and take no action.

  • YMCA jumps for kids’ health

    NORTH COUNTY — Hundreds of elementary school jump ropers from all over San Luis Obispo County will descend upon the Cuesta College gym Saturday, April 21 for the 10th Annual Jump-In Competition. This family-oriented competition will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21. There will be healthy living displays and fun for the whole family. Sponsors for this event include Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Heal SLO and Cuesta College. Attendance is free to the public.

  • Assemblyman Cunningham praises Uber’s new App feature

    SACRAMENTO — Wednesday, Uber announced a new security feature that will allow users to contact 911 via the Uber app. Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham praised the move as a step forward since a recent incident in San Luis Obispo when an Uber driver was charged for burglarizing and sexually assaulting four young victims.

  • APCD seeks input for grants

    SAN LUIS OBISPO — The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District is hosting a series of workshops to gain local community input on air protection grant funding opportunities in their areas.

  • Templeton yard sale this weekend

    TEMPLETON — Templeton’s annual community-wide yard sale Clutter to Cash is back. More than 75-100 garage and yard sales will be held throughout the community starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. This event is geared toward keeping unwanted, but useful things out of landfills. Remember: one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. The event promotes recycling, reuse and upcycling. Shoppers can find yard sale addresses and brief description of items for sale on printed maps that will be available this Friday, April 13 at Noon at the Templeton Community Services District Office, Templeton Market and Deli, and Templeton Donuts, as well as online at www.templetoncsd.org.

  • Numerous Highway 101 improvements coming in April

    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — A project to improve eight miles in both directions of US Highway 101 from San Miguel to Camp Roberts in Monterey County will continue on Wednesday, April 11 with pothole repair in the following locations: Motorists traveling southbound on US Highway 101 will be realigned onto a different section of the highway near the San Marcos Road intersection on Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Motorists traveling northbound on US Highway 101 will be realigned onto a different section of the highway near the San Marcos Road intersection on Thursday, April 12 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Motorists can expect delays in this area from 15 to 30 minutes. Motorists should allow extra time while traveling in this area.

  • State commission approves funding to Modernize Hwy. 46 at the Cholame ‘Y’

    CHOLAME — Recently the California Transportation Commission approved nearly $134 million in project funds to construct an overpass at the Cholame “Y” intersection on Highway 41/46. The deadly section of highway has been known locally as “blood alley” for years. Recently, a four-car collision involving 11 people left two dead and four with major injuries.

  • Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce to host 2018 Fun on the Farm Business Expo

    PASO ROBLES —The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce their 2018 Business Expo. The Expo has gained recognition as a “must attend” business building and networking event. This year’s theme, Fun on the Farm, is sure to be a great time! Set for April 25, from 4–7 p.m., the event will be held at Kennedy Club Fitness - Paso Robles Adventure, 500 South River Road, Paso Robles. As in previous years, there will be food, wine and giveaways throughout the event. All in our community are invited and it is free to attend. In an effort to help with parking, there will be a shuttle provided from nearby parking lots, courtesy of Breakaway Tours.

  • USDA prioritizes investments to address opioid crisis in rural America

    DAVIS — USDA Rural Development California State Director Kim Dolbow Vann highlighted key efforts by the department to address opioid misuse in rural communities on April 4. “Opioid misuse has led to a dramatic decrease in quality of life, especially in rural areas where access to resources may be more limited,” said Vann. “We are working hard to bring all of our assets to the table in partnership with local efforts to help combat this epidemic where it is needed most.”

  • ‘Through the Vines Quilt Show’ set for April 21

    PASO ROBLES — Vines RV Resort recently announced their new “Through the Vines Quilt Show” on April 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for general public entry and a special Early Bird Entry with donation from 9 to 10 a.m. Vines RV Resort, just three miles north of Paso Robles off Hwy 101, will host this event in the two beautiful ballrooms and their Magnolia Beer and Wine Lounge, along with vendors in their spacious RV sites surrounding the Quilt Show. “We are pleased to have quilt vendors from some of the largest Shows on the west coast. Even if you are not a quilter, we have vendors that will interest all,” Cindy Wattenbarger, Manager of Vines RV Resort remarked.

  • Kids celebrated in two events

    THE NORTH COUNTY – The North County will celebrate children and families this April on March 20 by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors declared April the “Month of the Child” and “Child Abuse Prevention Month”. First 5 SLO County and all of its partners invite you to save the date for the upcoming events in the North County dedicated to our youngest citizens, and honoring their value in our community.

  • AAUW Paso annual home tours May 5

    PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles Chapter of AAUW (American Association of University Women) Annual Home Tour for Local Scholarships to take place on Saturday, May 5 from 12 to 4 p.m. Enjoy the day touring three Paso Robles area homes chosen for their unique and distinctive features. Ticket Information: One ticket gives you access to all three homes. Refreshments are included. Advance tickets are $25, Day of Event tickets are $30, available at any of the homes. Advance Group Discount for five or more are $20 each. Directions to each home are included on the ticket. Tickets may be purchased at the following locations: The Blenders women’s clothing store at 538 12th Street, Paso Robles, or by calling Bev Howe at (805) 239-1817.

  • County Libraries to hold food drive and forgive fines

    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — County Public Libraries are once again celebrating National Library Week by helping to end hunger in our community. Food for Fines Week takes place April 9 to 14 at all county library branches, in partnership with the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. One donation of non-perishable food will be worth $1 of overdue fines. There is no limit to how many overdue fines may be covered by food donations. However,

  • Local cheesemaker wins big

    PASO ROBLES — The World Cheese Competition is held in Wisconsin every other year. This is the largest International cheese competition in the world. This year’s contest drew a record-breaking 3,402 entries, 15 percent more than the 2016 competition, in 120 categories from 26 countries and 32 U.S. states. Central Coast Creamery won one Best in Class for Seascape, a mixed milk semi-soft cheese and one Second for Holey Cow, a creamy swiss cheese. This is the fifth best in class for Central Coast Creamery with four different cheeses. No other company in the United States has won Best in Class with four different cheeses. Central Coast Creamery is located in beautiful Paso Robles and is owned by Reggie and Kellie Jones of Templeton.

  • Ceremony for Almond Acres Charter Academy Maker Space on March 14

    SAN MIGUEL — Almond Acres Charter Academy will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Almond Acres’ Maker Space on Wednesday, March 14 at 2 p.m. Almond Acres is co-located on the Lillian Larsen Campus at 1601 L Street in San Miguel. At the ribbon-cutting event, there will be a few “Maker” stations set-up for kids and their parents to get their hands on some of the Maker Space activities. At that same time, we will be kicking off the 2nd Annual Almond Acres Makers’ Faire, which will be held on campus in June.

  • Hearst Castle announces Spring tours

    San Simeon — Hearst Castle’s evening tours have just begun a new season. Visitors to the Castle will experience the magnificent site illuminated at night. The evening tours feature the Living History Program, which evokes the heyday of this great estate. Docents in elegant attire from the 1930s recreate a sense of the social life of William Randolph Hearst’s guests, as they socialize in the Assembly Room or other areas of the Castle. Other docents portray household staff attending to the needs of Mr. Hearst’s guests.

  • City of Paso Robles reaches 1,000 solar home installed

    PASO ROBLES — Last month, Paso Robles resident Dan Robinson decided he wanted to save money and do the right thing when he called Solarponics and applied for a solar energy permit to install solar on his home. Little did he know that his application would be the 1,000th alternative energy permit filed in the city of Paso Robles. With Mr. Robinson’s solar install, Paso became the first city to reach 1,000 installs in San Luis Obispo county. “These seven panels on my roof can do the same for me as a multi-billion dollar power plant… with no pollution,” says Mr. Robinson. “Solar makes so much sense on so many levels. It’s the right way to go.”

  • Paso Robles streets repaired

    PASO ROBLES — The City of Paso Robles has completed five full years of Supplemental Sales Tax road repair projects and on February 20, 2018 the Paso Robles City Council approved new projects for the next phase of funding. Since 2012, over 100 streets have been repaired or replaced entirely, with construction and/or repairs to begin early this summer on 40 more streets.

  • Paso Police investigates possible threat at middle school

    Paso Robles — The Paso Robles Police Department completed an investigation into possible threats directed toward Lewis Middle School by a student. The PRPD, along with school district officials, have investigated this incident and do not believe the student poses a current threat to Lewis Middle School students or staff. Police have not specified the nature of the threat.

  • Hwy. 101 project in San Miguel continues

    San Miguel — A project to improve eight miles in both directions of US Highway 101 from San Miguel to Camp Roberts in Monterey County will continue on Monday, Feb. 5 with construction/ramp closures taking place in the following locations: ·A traffic switch that started on Feb. 5 to allow for the widening of the outside northbound and southbound 10th Street bridges and for reconstruction of the northbound.

  • Flooding in Paso threatens homes

    PASO ROBLES — Water was found flowing from Pino Way down to Jackson Drive from a broken pipe caused by a vehicle accident in the evening hours on Saturday, Feb. 3. The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services received notification at 8:37 p.m. from local police of a broken water main threatening to flood nearby residents of Jackson Drive and Union Road.

  • California Valley deaths ruled murder/sucide

    California Valley —The Coroner’s Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office released the cause and manner of death of the father and son who were found deceased in their home in California Valley on Jan. 29.

  • Construction begins at Larry Moore Park

    Work is scheduled to begin this week to install a new playground and renovate the existing restroom at Larry Moore Park in Paso Robles. Larry Moore Park, located along the Salinas River Trail, was originally built in the 1990’s as part of the Riverbank housing development and included in the resident assessment-funded Landscape and Lighting District. In July 2016, after meeting with neighborhood residents, the park became part of the City parks system, with operations, maintenance and youth recreation programming being provided by the City of Paso Robles.

  • Blood Drive to be held at Walmart

    “Nobody expects to need blood, but it is important to ensure that it is available, especially during the holiday season,” said Mona Kleman, Senior Donor Recruitment Manager.

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