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Vina Robles Amphitheatre hosts four Nederlander Concerts

It's a big week for Vina Robles Amphitheatre and Nederlander Concerts, which are diving headlong into their summer concert season. I'm most excited to see Sacramento alternative rock act Cake this Thursday, July 11 (8 p.m.; all ages; $54.50 to $94.50 at...

Joe: You have one job

In November 2016, immediately after Donald Trump's election, Yeats' famous lament over the apocalyptic carnage of World War I seemed to capture that moment in our history. Of course, our nation survived the next four years…

Public participation? Zoombombers cause local cities to rethink their virtual meeting policies

Since 2020, city councils have grappled with the phenomenon of Zoombombing as virtual trolls disrupt public comment with hate speech. League of California Cities Regional Public Affairs Manager David Mullinax said this issue started during the COVID-19 pandemic as...

A Quiet Place: Day One doesn’t live up to its franchise

Co-writer and director Michael Sarnoski (Pig) helms this prequel to A Quiet Place (2018) and A Quiet Place Part II (2020), this time with only one returning character, Henri (Djimon Housou), billed as Man on Island in Part II. The main character in this prequel is...

San Luis Obispo announces new City Manager Friday

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – On Friday, the San Luis Obispo City Council announced that Interim City Manager Whitney McDonald has been selected to fill the same position permanently. The City Manager position is one of two staff roles directly appointed by the City...

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County closes Lake San Antonio because of die-off

By KAREN VELIE Amid an ongoing fish die-off, Monterey County officials have temporarily closed Lake San Antonio. After discovering dead fish floating in the lake during the July 4 holiday, the county contacted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. State...

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Vegetation fire burns near Camp SLO

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. – A vegetation fire is currently burning at one acre behind the California Men's Colony, according to CAL Fire SLO. The fire has the potential to burn up to five acres and more information will be provided as it becomes available to Your...

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Vina Robles Amphitheatre hosts four Nederlander Concerts

It's a big week for Vina Robles Amphitheatre and Nederlander Concerts, which are diving headlong into their summer concert season. I'm most excited to see Sacramento alternative rock act Cake this Thursday, July 11 (8 p.m.; all ages; $54.50 to $94.50 at...

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Joe: You have one job

In November 2016, immediately after Donald Trump's election, Yeats' famous lament over the apocalyptic carnage of World War I seemed to capture that moment in our history. Of course, our nation survived the next four years…

read more

A Quiet Place: Day One doesn’t live up to its franchise

Co-writer and director Michael Sarnoski (Pig) helms this prequel to A Quiet Place (2018) and A Quiet Place Part II (2020), this time with only one returning character, Henri (Djimon Housou), billed as Man on Island in Part II. The main character in this prequel is...

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Paso school district receives funding for new buses

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District put $330,000 toward two new school buses thanks to a grant the district applied for in 2019 to provide more reliable transportation for students on longer routes. According to School District Assistant Superintendent of...

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A bad idea

Oceano should continue down the path it's on for fire services, not try again to pass a special tax The July 4 story in New Times about Oceano's fire services ("OCSD discusses opposition to transferring Oceano's fire services to county") contains a disastrous new tax...

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County braces for a long fire season

Paso Robles broke a 17-year-long record on Saturday, July 6, after experiencing temperatures up to 114 degrees near the Paso Robles Airport, surpassing its previous record of 110 degrees in 2007. "Obviously, we broke records here in the city of Paso Robles over the...

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Veterans Resource Fair July 13 in Nipomo

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - The next Veterans Resource Fair in San Luis Obispo County is Saturday, July 13th. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nipomo Veterans of Foreign Wars building at 140 S. Thompson Street. Veterans will get a free...

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Lake Fire grows to approximately 30,000 acres

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Lake Fire, burning in northern Santa Barbara County, has grown to approximately 30,000 acres. As of Wednesday morning, the blaze has burned 29,987 acres and is 16% contained, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. A total of 2,762...

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Local grocery stores to close under new state merger

CENTRAL COAST REGION, Calif. – Kroger and Albertsons released a list of 63 locations statewide that would close due to a merger between the two companies. Among these stores are the Albertsons at 1500 N. H St. in Lompoc, the Morro Bay Albertsons at 730 Quintana Rd.,...

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To Wade Crowfoot: Let the good dog of science in

By WILL HARRIS True objectivity is an ideal, a peak never quite summited. But with relevant information and science, the baggage of bias and ignorance can be shed to achieve a high and rightful perch from which consequential decisions can be made responsibly....

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Wildland fire hits San Miguel

SAN MIGUEL, Calif. – Cal Fire SLO crews are currently fighting a wildland fire near the 9000 block of N. River Rd. in San Miguel. The fire has reached two to three acres in the riverbed and one structure is threatened, according to Cal Fire SLO. Forward progress of...

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Wildland fire strikes Paso Robles

PASO ROBLES, Calif. – Fire crews are currently on scene of a 40-acre fire at the 3000 block of Creston Rd. in Paso Robles, according to Cal Fire SLO. Forward progress for the flames stopped at 40 acres around 7:04 p.m. Monday, detailed Cal Fire SLO. The initial call...

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PG&E Customer paid neighbors bill in Paso Robles

PASO ROBLES, Calif.- Josh Nelson lives in Paso Robles and contacted Your News Channel about issues with being charged for his neighbor's bill by PG&E. "I moved into this particular unit about five or six months ago, and the first bill that I got was ...

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Paso Robles family recovering from business fire

PASO ROBLES, Calif. - The Giroux Family is recovering from a fire that destroyed their business in Paso Robles. CAL FIRE SLO responded to the fire on June 29th. A GoFundMe has been created to support the family business. Hear more from the family and CAL FIRE SLO...

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Lake Fire threatens Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

By KAREN VELIE Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch is in the path of the fast burning Lake Fire, which has burned more than 20,000 acres in Santa Barbara County. Jackson owned the ranch located on the 5,000 block of Figueroa Mountain Road from 1988 until his death in...

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Gonzo look at week of July 4 in Cayucos

By DELL FRANKLIN Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  Franklin’s memoir, “The ballplayer’s Son”...

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