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Human Composting 5.22.2019

In Olympia, the governor of Washington state signs legislation making that state the first to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human rains. The law signed by governor Jay Inslee allows licensed facilities to offer “natural organic reduction” which turns a body, mixed with substances such as wood chips and straw, into…

Skills USA Dinner 5.22.2019

About 100 people turned out for the Paso Robles High School Skills USA Dinner at the Culinary Arts Academy. County School Superintendent Jim Brescia gave the keynote address, talking about the value of high school students developing skills in a trade which may become a career. Those who qualified from the National Skills USA Competition…

Short Term Rentals 5.22.2019

At last night’s Paso Robles city council meeting, short term rentals came up during public comment. You may remember, last week, six out of seven planning commissioners recused them from discussion on STR’s, because they had a conflict. So the commission invoked the rule of necessity, and the commissioners drew straws. Four approved rules for…

North County Weather 5.21.2019

Morning clouds, but sunny this afternoon, highs in the mid 60’s. NNW winds 15 to 25 miles per hour. Tonight, mostly clear, lows in the mid 40’s. 25% chance of rain overnight Tomorrow, partly cloudy, highs near 70. NW winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. The extended forecast call for mostly sunny skies thru…

Best of the West 5.21.2019

Coming up this weekend, the Best of the West Antique Equipment Show. Again this year, it’s at the Santa Margarita Ranch. The biggest category, tractors. How many will they have at the Best of the West Antique Equipment Show this weekend at the Santa Margarita Ranch. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Santa Margarita Ranch.…

Work On 101 5.21.2019

Cal Trans announces they’ll finally begin work tonight on highway 101 south of Arroyo Grande, building a barrier to prevent left hand turns at El Campo road. The project was approved after the death of a Cal Poly student, who was killed when a BMW pulled into the path of his southbound motorcycle at the…

Road Work 5.21.2019

The road work continues today on 16th street in Paso Robles. Ditas Esperanza tells us you’ll see roadwork on 13th street in downtown Paso Robles for a few more weeks where they’re working on those lighted pedestrian crosswalks at Pine and Park streets.

Women’s March SLO 5.21.2019

Women’s march SLO holding a rally today in downtown San Luis in response to new laws restricting abortion approved in several states. The rally begins at 6:00 this evening in front of the San Luis Obispo courthouse. It’s one of many planned nationwide. Eight states have passed bills limiting abortion this year. Missouri, Georgia, Kentucky,…