Drought 5.01.2020

California water officials are saying that drought looms over the state, particularly the central valley. That’s after a measurement of Sierra Nevada snow pack yesterday. The measurement confirming that the state has suffered through a dry winter. The snow was 1.5 inches deep at its traditional measuring spot at Phillips Station, just off highway 50…

Burn Season in Atascadero 5.01.2020

Effective today, Atascadero Fire and Emergency Services is closing the burn season. Fire chief Casey Bryson announcing the closure yesterday. He says, “Due to the large amount of rain and then the rapid increase in temperature and windy conditions, it caused the grasses to dry out quickly, causing an increased fire danger.” Residents are encouraged…

Harrison Ford Runway Incident 5.01.2020

From trains to planes, Harrison Ford recently had an incident when his plane wrongly crossed a runway where another plane was landing. The 77-year-old actor was at the controls of a small plane April 24th at Hawthorne airport in Los Angeles. According to his publicist, he crossed the runway after miss-hearing an instruction from air…

Train-Truck Collision 5.01.2020

About the same time as that car crash in Paso Robles, an Amtrak train collided with a tractor trailer rig near highway one in Guadalupe yesterday. The collision occurred on an unnamed dirt road just north of the Santa Maria river around 3. The train was headed northbound just north of Guadalupe. The crossing did…

Fatal Crash on Niblick & Spring 5.01.2020

A fatal car crash on spring and Niblick yesterday afternoon. The crash occurred shortly after three Thursday afternoon. Officers responded to reports of a woman trapped in her car. She was extricated by emergency personal and transported to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center where she died from her injuries. The driver of the other vehicle…

Kelly Gearhart Released 5.01.2020

Kelly Gearhart released from prison in West Virginia, transferred to a residential re-entry management office in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gearhart was convicted of wire fraud and money laundering in federal court back in 2014. The 58-year-old Atascadero real estate developer was scheduled to be released in March of 2023. He was released early because of the…

Coronavirus In Our County 5.01.2020

The first day of May, and many would like to see the government imposed shut down lifted in San Luis Obispo county. County administrative officer Wade Horton is serving as the Emergency Services Director in the county. He says the county will take over as soon as the governor allows. He says he wants to…