North County Weather, TUE 6/27/17

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with lows mostly in the lower 50s. West northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs mainly in the upper 80s. West wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Local Skills USA competitors return home

The Paso Robles contingent is back from the Skills USA National Conference in Louisville. Randy Canaday coordinates the the Skills USA program for the Bearcats. This year, just one medalist from Paso Robles High School. Taylor Pafumi in Early Childhood Education. Canday says Taylor is a big help to Brenda Matthysse, who runs the preschool…

New Hilton hotel proposed for Atascadero

Another new hotel for Atascadero. Madonna Enterprises is looking at building a Hilton Hotel at the old Annex property on El Camino Real near Del Rio. That’s near the site of the proposed Wal Mart store. Wal Mart pulled out after years of battling local unions which did not want the non-union retailer moving into…

Park Hill Fire 40% Contained

  *UPDATE* Hill Fire Incident Information: Last Updated: June 27, 2017 8:30 am Date/Time Started: June 26, 2017 3:27 pm Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo Unit Location: Park Hill Road and La Entrada, east of Santa Margarita Acres Burned – Containment: 1,200 acres – 40% contained Evacuations: In the area of Huer Huero…

North County Weather, MON 6/26/17

This Afternoon: Sunny, with highs near 90. West southwest wind around 5 mph. Tonight: Clear, with lows around 50. West wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tuesday: Sunny, with highs mainly in the middle 80s. North northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as…

Arroyo Grande man dies in Nipomo house fire

  An early morning house fire in Nipomo killed a 61-year-old Arroyo Grande man. Thomas Edward Gingell died in the fire. The fire started around 7:30am Sunday morning. When firefighters arrived, they found the second story on fie. Responders found one person dead inside the home. The investigation continues into the cause of that fire,…

*UPDATE* SpaceX Falcon 9 launches successfully from VAFB

  Updated: Jun 26, 2017 Yesterday afternoon, a Falcon 9 rocket successfully blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force base. The Space Exploration Technologies booster lifted off at 1:25. On board, 10 Iridium Next satellites for the global communication system. The rocket delivered the system into space.   Posted: Jun 23, 2017 –┬áMissile launch from Vandenberg…

Lynn Compton Announces Re-Election Bid

Supervisor Lynn Compton makes it official. She’s running for re-election Supervisor Compton, announcing over the weekend, that she’s running again. She challenged incumbent Caren Ray in her previous election. Ray had been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to replace Supervisor Paul Texeira, who died of an apparent heart attack while he was in office. Ray’s…