Rain 01.14.2019

High winds and rain forecast this week in the north county. Forecasters say we’ll get a series of storms on the central coast. Bringing rain off and on until Thursday. The storm on Friday caused temporary closure of highway one in Big Sur. That roadway may be impacted as the storms batter the coast this…

North County Weather 01.11.2019

Foggy this morning, rain this afternoon, highs in the low 60’s. More rain tonight, with lows in the mid 40’s. Morning clouds with sunshine tomorrow afternoon. Highs again in the upper 50’s. The extended forecast calls for cloudy skies Sunday, with rain from Sunday afternoon through Thursday of next week. We may get two and…

In Sports 01.11.2019

Last night, Arroyo Grande beat Mission Prep 68-51. Paso Robles beat Pioneer Valley 47-46. TONIGHT, Templeton plays at Morro Bay at 6:45. Atascadero boys play at Orcutt Academy, same time, 6:45. IN GIRLS BASKETBALL, Tonight, Atascadero hosts Orcutt Academy at 6:45. Paso Robles plays at Righetti in Santa Maria. Templeton girls host Morro Bay at…

Sea Lions and Steelhead 01.11.2019

In Oregon, wildlife officials say relocating California sea lions is not preventing them from destroying steelhead runs. The fish return to their natal river to spawn and die, but seals travel from California up the Columbia and Willamette rivers to the Willamette Falls near Oregon City. They feast on the steelhead trapped beneath the falls.…

Restaurant Workers 01.11.2019

Prosecutors say owners at several mango-themed Chinese-Malaysian restaurants in San Francisco are ordered to pay more than one million in wage-theft restitution. The district attorney in Alameda county says Hai Jie Chen and Hak Chun Nb were sentenced this week and placed on probation. They owe back wages to 56 restaurant workers at Mango Garden,…

LA Teachers Strike 01.11.2019

A judge in LA says he sees no reason to delay an expected teachers strike next week. Talks are scheduled today, but teachers may walk out next week. The district has hired hundreds of substitutes to replace teachers and other who could leave for picket lines. The district has offered a 6% raise over the…

Cannabis Taxes 01.11.2019

Tax revenue from California’s marijuana market is a lot less than expected. The governor says the state will bank $355 million in marijuana excise taxes by the end of June. That’s about half of what was projected last year. Industry experts say consumers are still buying pot in the illegal marketplace, where they can save…

Governor Gavin Newsom Budget 01.11.2019

Governor Gavin Newsom released his budget for the coming fiscal year, which begins July first. It calls for a $144 billion dollar general fund. That’s a 4% increase over the plan signed by former governor Jerry Brown in June. The budget allocates hundreds of millions of dollars for housing and homelessness. Newsom says he wants…

Davis Officer Shot 01.11.2019

Last night in Davis, a 22-year-old police officer shot and killed while she was responding to a traffic accident. Police chief Darren Pytel tells reporters last night that it’s a tragic day for the Davis police department. It’s their first officer killed in the line of duty since 1959. Officer Natalie Corona was 22-years-old. She’d…