Fighter Jet Crashes 8.01.2019

A US Navy fighter jet crashed yesterday in Death Valley national park. The F/A-18 Super Hornet was on a routine training mission from Lemoore naval air station. The plane crashed near an overlook where aviation fans often watch military pilots speeding low through a chasm they call Star Wars canyon. The status of the pilot…

New Firefighters 8.01.2019

In Sacramento yesterday, governor Gavin Newsom signs an executive order that allows Cal Fire to hire about 400 additional seasonal firefighters in California. The bill signed yesterday by the governor invests nearly one billion in emergency preparedness, response and recovery. About 400 additional seasonal firefighters will be hired in the state. 24 of those firefighters…

Kirk Creek Camp Fire 8.01.2019

That fire in Big Sur has now burned about 300 acres. Andrew Madsen of the US Forest Service says the fire broke through the retardant line overnight on Tuesday. About 480 firefighters are battling the fire. Nacimiento-Ferguson road is closed at both highway 1 and Fort Hunter Liggett. The fire was reported at 5:30 Tuesday…

Garlic Festival 8.01.2019

Last weekend’s mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival raises a question about local law enforcement’s ability to respond to an active shooter. Jerel Haley is the Atascadero police chief. He says it’s difficult to prepare for an active shooter, because the scenario is often different. He says Gilroy prevented a dangerous situation from getting…

Jaime Umphenour, host

Sound Off – Wed 07/31/2019

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: *Founder of Mighty…

North County Weather 7.31.2019

Sunny today, highs in the mid 80’s. WSW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows near 50. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs in the upper 80’s. Westerly winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through the weekend. High temperatures going back to…

Dick Mason

Other Stories This Wednesday 7.31.2019

Bird watchers in Cambria are all a twitter over the sighting of two western snowy plovers near the mouth of Santa Rosa creek. They say the birds are threatened with extinction. Will this be a new home for the birds? State parks scientist Regena Orr says about 20-30 plovers visited the area last year. They’re…

Hiker Found 7.31.2019

A 46-year-old hiker from Santa Barbara failed to finish a 40-mile hike in the Los Padres national forest. Wesley Welch was scheduled to finish the hike on Sunday, but he and his dog never returned. Fortunately, Welch had given his family a route plan and along the way he signed trail registers, which aided the…

Power Shortages 7.31.2019

Public Safety, Power Shut off. Most people in the north county concerned and confused by PG and E’s plan to shut off power if weather conditions become dangerous for remote power lines. Eric Daniels of PG and E says he can’t predict how long the power outages could be. Daniels telling the Paso Robles city…