North County Weather 7.19.2019

Sunny today with highs in the upper 70’s. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows in the low 50’s. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs in the upper 70’s. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through the weekend. We’ll see…

Nit Wit Ridge 7.19.2019

Nit Witt Ridge in Cambria has a new sale price. You can buy the historic folk art castle for $284 thousand dollars. Art Beal, also known as Captain Nit Witt, built the landmark out of “so called…contemporary elements such as toilet seats, bathtubs, abalone shells, tire rims and lots of empty beer cans. Beal consumed…

Hyperloop 7.19.2019

While California remains bogged down with efforts to build a bullet train, in Hawthorne this weekend, Space X is hosting the fourth annual hyperloop competition. Hyperloops are high-speed pods that run inside vacuum tubes at speeds up to 300 miles per hour. It may be the future of transportation. Twenty one universities are entered in…

Algae in Atascadero Lake 7.19.2019

Atascadero lake is blooming again. The algae returns each summer when warm returns. The city of Atascadero says the algae is not toxic. It is safe for human contact. There is no environmental hazard associated with it. The city has implemented measures to help manage algae bloom. The city’s Terry Banish releasing a report about…

Pfeiffer Beach Body 7.19.2019

The body of a woman found near Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur is identified as 61-year-old Heather East of Monterey. East reportedly died by drowning. She was reported missing on Monday. The body was found in a difficult to reach location near Sycamore Canyon road. Someone had discovered the body near shore. East’s car was…

Body Found 7.19.2019

The body of a man discovered in the Salinas river bed yesterday morning is identified as 40-year-old Pedro Alvarado-Torres, the suspect in that wrong-way collision on 101 earlier this week that left one person dead, and two others seriously injured. The CHP says the body was found by a man operating a metal detector in…

Jaime Umphenour, host

Sound Off – Thu 07/18/2019

Jaime Umphenour is the host of “Sound-Off”, the longest running talk show on the Central Coast. She brings to the show an eclectic range of guests from Authors to Artists, business owners to politicians, and everyone in between. Tune in to Sound Off every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.     Today’s guests: *Steve Frank of…