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Chimney Fire now 75 percent contained

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 30th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- As of 5 p.m. Monday all the evacuation orders for the Chimney Fire have been lifted. The fire is now 75 percent contained and 46,344 acres have burned according to the CAL Fire 6:30 a.m. report.
CAL Fire public information officer, Brian Steiger said we saw only 500 acres of growth over the last 24 hours

Roblans turn out in droves to thank firefighters Chimney Fire is 61 percent contained as of Aug. 29

Modified: Monday, Aug 29th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- The corner of Spring Street and 24th Street in Paso Robles was alive with Roblans out to thank firefighters for their efforts -- Saturday, Aug. 27. About 200 plus locals turned out for the event, many up at 6 a.m. to arrive at Flamson Middle School, in time for the fire trucks to drive by. Waving signs

Fight against chimney fire continues Blaze grows to 43K acres; 39 percent contained

Modified: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
FRIDAY UPDATE: As of 7 a.m the chimney fire is 47 percent contained and has burned 45,008 acres. Containment is well on the way and should still be reached by Aug. 29.
According to the CAL Fire report evacuation orders have been lifted for San Luis Obispo County, north of Lake Nacimiento and south of the San Luis Obispo/Monterey

VAPA brings the arts to Paso schools District welcomes five new principals

Posted: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- The first day of the 2016- 2017 school year in the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District was Aug. 22, offering expanded Visual And Preforming Arts programs, access to technology, and welcoming five new area principals to the staff.
Paso Robles Superintendent Chris Williams was full of energy when describing all the new offerings and was proud

Candidates vie for local seats Supervisor, school board, council spots up for grabs

Modified: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- The Paso Robles City Council, District 1 County Supervisor and Paso Robles Joint Unified School District school board candidates have announced their intent to run in the Nov. 8 general election. The San Luis Obispo County District 1 Supervisor race came to a head with Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin and John Peschong vying for the available

40,798 acres burned Chimney Fire at 39 percent containment

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- Since the Chimney Fire began Saturday, Aug. 13 -- 45 homes and 20 other structures have been destroyed and seven damaged. The fire is now 39 percent contained and has burned 40,798 acres.
Evacuations orders are still in place for Christmas Cove, Oak Shores, North Shore Boat and Ski, Laguna Vista, South Shore Village, Rancho Del

Four homes destroyed in South Shore Chimney Fire grows to 37,101 and still 35 percent contained

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- The Chimney Fire claimed more structures Monday, according to Cal Fire. The fire, that started on Aug. 13, has burned 37,101 acres and was still 35 percent contained as of 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.
On Monday according to Cal Fire Public Information Officer and firefighter out of Riverside California, Diley Greiser, the fire took hold in the South

Hearst Castle and north shore in danger Chimney Fire moved north west over weekend growing to 31,644 acres

Modified: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- The Chimney Fire has grown to 31,644 acres and is still 35 percent contained as of 6:30 a.m. today according to CAL Fire reports.
Rich Borcchini Battalion Chief and Public Information Officer for CAL Fire said over the weekend, the Chimney Fire moved north west and still threatens, Hearst Castle and Ranch. As a result of

Chimney Fire grows to nearly 12K acres

Modified: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
UPDATE: Cal Fire reported as of 7:30 a.m. that the Chimney Fire has grown to 11,999 acres and is now 33 percent contained.
CAL Fire public information officer, Mike Yule said that the hope is to reach full containment by Aug. 29.
According to Cal Fire, extreme fire behavior was observed overnight and high temperatures and low humidity conditions are

Estrella’s Marina Smeltzer named 2016 Pioneer Day Belle

Modified: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- The best-kept tradition in Paso Robes, Pioneer Day, commenced Aug. 14 with the Pioneer Day Dinner where this year's Belle and her attendants were named. The 2016 Belle, 17-year-old Marina Corrine Smeltzer was chosen out of seven nominees to represent Paso Robles' Estrella area for all Pioneer Day events.
Organizer for the Belle and her attendants Karen

Native tree ordinance extended

Modified: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY -- Oak tree woodland will remain protected under the Native Tree Urgency Ordinance, extended Tuesday by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors for another nine months. The supervisors also voted unanimously to draft a permanent ordinance to be presented at an April 16, 2017 meeting.
The supervisors had two options: they could extend the

North County feeds firefighters of Chimney Fire Shave ‘n’ Flav catering and volunteers serving food since Sunday

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- For three and a half days Cal Fire firefighters and personnel fighting the Chimney Fire at the Paso Robles Event Center have been fed by Shave ‘n' Flav Catering Company owners, Steven Sullivan and wife Brittany Torres-Sullivan. They have have been serving food with the help of volunteers since the fire started Saturday night. Steve Sullivan was

Five offices destroyed in Templeton structure fire Saturday

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
TEMPLETON -- Templeton Fire and Emergency Services along with Cal Fire San Luis Obispo, battled a commercial structure fire Saturday, Aug. 13 just before the start of the Chimney Fire.
According to a Cal Fire SLO report, the fire broke out at 225 Posada Lane in a medical building across from Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton.
The cause of

Paso High coach loses home in electrical fire

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- Monday, Aug. 15, in the early morning hours, Cal Fire San Luis Obispo units arrived at the scene of a fully engulfed mobile home fire on the 3600 block of Creston Road. Both the Paso Robles Fire Department and Templeton Fire and Emergency Services assisted on the fire.
The home was completely destroyed by an electrical fire,

40 structures destroyed Chimney fire grows to 7,400 aces

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
PASO ROBLES PRESS -- Overnight the chimney fire grew to 7,400 acres and with low temperatures and mild humidity, firefighters on the ground were able to reach 25 percent containment.
CAL Fire reported at 7:30 a.m. today, that 40 structures have been destroyed and six were damaged since the fire began Saturday. The fire spread to Lime Mountain Road

City Park opens following renovation

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
The Paso Robles Downtown City Park playground has been a popular place for kids since reopening following major renovation. New features include new play structures, merry-go-round, teeter totter, swings and play house as well as seating and shade structures. According to the City of Paso Robles the project was fully funded by a $804,450 State of California Housing-Related Parks Program

Mexican consul visits North County

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- The Consulate of Mexico in Oxnard, Ambassador Roberto Rodriguez-Hernandez, was at Sculpterra Winery Aug. 4 to announce plans to expand offerings to Mexican nationals in the North County by hosting a mobile consulate visit in Paso Robles Oct. 22 and 23 by appointment only. Rodriguez Hernandez was a guest of the Paso Robles Hispanic Business Association.

Equine therapy center finds new home

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- Mike and Angie Scully, owners of Eclipse Equine Sports Therapy Center for the last decade, have found a permanent home in Paso Robles after outgrowing the location at Windrose Farm. The new 105 acre ranch is located at 5378 Monterey Road in Paso Robles

PRJUSD approves bond measure

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously at the Aug. 2 meeting to place a bond on the November ballot that would focus on repairing and upgrading older school buildings.
This measure, if approved by voters, would allow PRJUSD to issue up to $95 million in bonds to finance school safety and

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