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Bang the Drum 7.24.2019

Bang The Drum Brewery in San Luis is moving. Noelle Dubois says the brewery signed a lease Monday to move into a nearby commercial space next to Crux Climbing Center at 1150 Laurel Lane. The new space is quite a bit larger. It’s 4,300 square feet. The opening will be October or November.

Gas Leak San Luis 7.24.2019

San Luis Obispo fire and the gas company responded to a possible gas leak in downtown San Luis yesterday. Reports came in around ten near the corner of Monterey and Osos streets. The odor was initially believed to be a natural gas leak. The area was evacuated and traffic was blocked for an hour. Employees…

Treasury Winery 7.24.2019

No harm no foul at a local winery Tuesday morning. Cal Fire SLO says “very small leak” of anhydrous ammonia at Treasury Wine Estates was quickly brought under control by employees at the facility. Anhydrous ammonia is reportedly used as part of the wine-making process. Hazmat crews responded to a reported ammonia leak at the…

Bent Pole on 13th Street 7.24.2019

Another one of the traffic poles on 13th Street in Paso Robles struck by a car yesterday. It’s the third time one of those new poles has been bent by a vehicle. Those poles will post signs for the new lighted pedestrian crosswalk across 13th at Pine and Park Street. Unfortunately, because the poles are…

Templeton Fire Department 7.24.2019

One of the neighboring fire agencies to fight those riverbed fires in Paso Robles, the Templeton fire department. Chief Bill White says he was on that fire that closed the Veterans Memorial bridge and Niblick road earlier this year. The Templeton fire department, unfortunately, is limited by its funding. Because Templeton is a Community Services…

Clearing Out The Riverbed 7.24.2019

The city of Paso Robles to embark on an expensive effort to clear out the Salinas riverbed. That means both brush and squatters. Fire chief Jonathon Stornetta introduced the plan at last weeks city council meeting Police chief Ty Lewis says cleaning up the riverbed will be an ongoing effort. Initially, the plan to clean…

Monday’s Riverbed Fire 7.24.2019

More than sixty firefighters battled that fire in the Salinas riverbed Monday evening. The fire was reported at about 6 pm along the 3200 block of Sulphur Springs road. Near highway 46 east in Paso Robles. Sixty-two firefighters fought the fire, including crews from Paso Robles, Atascadero, Templeton, Cal Fire and Camp Roberts. Those departments…

Mid State Fair 7.24.2019

Day eight today at the California Mid State Fair. The Market Steer show beginning at 8 this morning, FFA, then 4-H. The gates open at twelve, and close at midnight. At two this afternoon, Tommy Harris will conduct “Hands on Horse Activities” at Equestrian Row. Zoo To You is on the Headliner stage at 3…

North County Weather 7.23.2019

Sunny today with highs in the mid 90’s. WSW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows near 60. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs near 100. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through the week, but warmer than last week.