Bear Incident 8.12.2019

In northern California, a bear fell on a Humboldt county sheriff’s vehicle. The deputy was responding to a report of a drug overdose in the town of Orleans, when the bear either fell or jumped onto the car from a steep embankment. The bear smashed the hood and windshield. The patrol car struck an embankment,…

Perseid Meteor Shower 8.12.2019

Tonight, the Perseid meteor shower is expected to reach its peak. There will be 100 meteors per hour tonight into early tomorrow morning. The best time to see them is around 2:00 am Tuesday morning. The moon will set around 3, which will make the sky dark enough to really see the meteor shower. The…

Gas Prices 8.12.2019

The price of gas is down over the past two weeks. Trilby Lundberg says the average price of regular dropped 6 cents per gallon. That makes gas 18 cents cheaper that one year ago. The highest average price in the nation is $3.63 per gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area. The lowest average price…

Student Loan Debt 8.12.2019

Students in California college accumulated more than $10 billion in federal student loan debt in 2015 and 2016. Federal data indicates Californians who received degrees from the UC and Cal State systems during that time had less student loan debt than counterparts across the country. At the community college level, the difference is even greater.…

Parking 8.12.2019

Beginning this week, you will be required to pay to park in downtown Paso Robles. The signs have gone up in the last few weeks. Commander Davis tells us parking is free if you have handicapped parking permits. Tomorrow, we will talk in greater detail with commander Davis about how you put your car license…

Another Fire in the River Bed 8.12.2019

Yesterday’s fire in the Salinas river bed next to 101 just south of Niblick road raised some familiar questions. Last week, Paso Robles fire chief Jonathon Stornetta tells the Paso Robles city council about local ongoing efforts to reduce the likelihood of fires in the riverbed. Meanwhile, the police department is dealing with people camping…

Another Fire 8.12.2019

Another fire yesterday in the riverbed in Paso Robles, a brush fire started around 2:30 yesterday afternoon near the Niblick bridge. It burned close to the right lane of NB 101, which slowed northbound traffic on the freeway. The right lane was closed for a short term. The fire burned 2-3 acres. The cause of…

North County Weather 8.09.2019

Partly cloudy today, highs in the low 90’s. NW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows in the mid 50’s. NW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs in the upper 80’s. WNW winds 5-10 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through the weekend, with cooler…