Cal Poly Coach 3.29.2019

Cal Poly names a new basketball coach. He’s John Smith, an assistant coach with Cal State Fullerton. Smith also served as head coach of Riverside City College. Smith takes over for Joe Callero, who was fired after ten years with the program. This past season, the Mustangs finished last in the Big West Conference. It…

Valley Fever 3.29.2019

A San Luis Obispo bio-technology company is developing a vaccine to treat valley fever. The private company is based in San Luis. Founder John Howard is president of the company. Valley fever has killed 12 San Luis Obispo county residents in the past two-and-a-half years. There have been more than 700 cases in the past…

Grover Beach Pot Shop 3.29.2019

A Grover Beach cannabis shop is shut down briefly after a month long investigation into illegal marijuana operation on the central coast. The Santa Barbara county sheriff’s department served a search warrant to 805 Beach Breaks at 8:30 yesterday. The county’s Cannabis Compliance Team also seized marijuana from an illegal operation in Los Alamos. 805…

Rain and Snow 3.29.2019

The wet winter has helped reservoirs and sierra snow pack. Lake Nacimiento water levels reached 86% of capacity yesterday, up another percentage point after the rains this week. In the sierra, the snow pack is 178% of average. A PG and E team flew by helicopter into the Kings river watershed above the Helms hydroelectric…

Celebrating Western Art 3.29.2019

Beginning tonight, the north county celebrates western art. The Cattlemen’s Western Art Show opens tonight at the Paso Robles Event Center. $20 admission tonight. 15 wineries will be pouring at tonight’s event. The show is free Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds from the Western Art Show benefit education for local agriculture students.

COLAB Dinner 3.29.2019

More than 600 people attended the Tenth Annual COLAB Dinner and Fundraiser at the Madonna Expo Thursday night. COLAB is the Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business. Columnist Dan Walters spoke about life in California with Governor Gavin Newsom in Sacramento. He says Gavin Newsom is outwardly more liberal than the older Jerry Brown, and…

Jaime Umphenour, host

Sound Off – Thu 03/28/2019

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…