The Purpose of Surgical Masks 5.18.2020

You see a lot of people wearing home made face masks in grocery stores and even while driving their cars. Dr. Lisa Brosseau of the University of Illinois in Chicago, studies the effectiveness of masks. She says surgical masks were not designed to prevent transfer of particulates. Dr. Brosseau recommends health workers were ventilators. She…

Sunday Pop Up Church Service 5.18.2020

Yesterday afternoon, about 100 Christians gathered at the sunken gardens for an open-air celebration. Followers from more than five local churches participated in the event. Those who attended came from as far away as Santa Maria. Singers and musicians led those in attendance in “Amazing Grace” and other christian songs. A woman identified only as…

China Coronavirus SLO County Update 5.18.2020

No new cases of corona-virus confirmed yesterday by the San Luis Obispo county health department. County health officials releasing that report yesterday. Out of 285,000 people living in San Luis Obispo county, the county has confirmed 243 cases since March. Of those, 201 people have completely recovered. That leaves 41 active patients. 39 are recovering…

North County Weather 5.15.2020

Mostly sunny today, highs this afternoon near 80. NNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tonight, clear to partly cloudy, lows in the upper 40’s. NW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with a few clouds, highs in the mid 80’s. NW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast mostly cloudy skies Sunday and…

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Other Stories This Friday 5.15.2020

Two people arrested in connection with a bomb threat that was made at the county courthouse Wednesday. The call made shortly after 40-year-old Carrie Maggard’s boyfriend was taken into custody. He’s identified as 30-year-old Derek Atkins. The couple lives in Los Osos. Sheriff’s deputies took Maggard into custody yesterday afternoon. A 6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes…