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Highway 101 Road Work 7.20.2020

Today, road work get underway which will impact commuters on highway 101. The roadwork is scheduled to begin today and continue through Wednesday between the hours of 6 and 11. One lane in each direction will be closed between Traffic way in Atascadero and highway 58 near Santa Margarita. So you can expect back-ups during…

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Opening Monologue 7.20.2020

Cooler temperatures this week in the north. Mid-week, we’ll see high temperatures in the upper 70’s, sneaking up into the upper 80’s this weekend. And that weather will continue through the end of July, if all goes as forecast. A vehicle chase in Atascadero early this morning became a search for an armed man. One…

North County Weather 7.17.2020

Mostly sunny and breezy today, high’s in the mid 80’s. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Overnight, clear becoming mostly cloudy with lows in the low to mid 50’s. SW winds 10-20 mph. Tomorrow, partly cloudy, highs near 90. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour tomorrow. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through…

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Kangaroo Escaped 7.17.2020

A kangaroo named Jack broke out of a man’s house in Fort Lauderdale and explored a nearby neighborhood. Police received a signal 69 call, which usually means a cat or dog got loose. Initially, officer Robert Norvis did not believe the call, but when they arrived the officers discovered the kangaroo. The police corralled the…

Road Work Beginning Monday 7.17.2020

A project to replace concrete pavement at five locations along highway 101 between the highway 58 interchange near Santa Margarita and Traffic way in Atascadero will begin on July 20th through July 22nd from 6 am to 11 am. According to a spokesperson for Caltrans, drivers can expect the closure of the #2 (right) lane…

The Mineral Fire 7.17.2020

The mineral fire continues to burn out of control at the west end of Fresno county just west of Coalinga. The fire has now burned 19,500 acres. It’s now 30% contained. One structure has been destroyed. Yesterday, evacuation orders issued for residents who live north of Los Gatos creek, east of Derrick road, west of…

Salinas Riverbed 7.17.2020

Another dry windy weekend in the north county. In the Salinas riverbed, the clean up continues to reduce the likelihood of fire. Mayor Steve Martin says the city is giving that effort a new commitment, although it’s been an issue for awhile. The city allocating 278 thousand dollars from the general fund to clean up…

Homeless Man & His AR-15 7.17.2020

In San Luis Obispo, police investigated repeated reports of gun fire in the creek bed by the Elks Lodge. Homeless people camp in the bushes in that section of San Luis. This week, police find an AR-15 rifle in the bushes. They arrest 56-year-old Guy Wicks who camped in the creek bed near where the…