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Diablo Closure 6.27.2019

A new study by UC Berkeley indicates closing the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant will reduce economic activity in San Luis Obispo county by $801 million dollars. The study was mandated by senate bill 968. It found the closure of Diablo would have less impact than previous estimates. An earlier estimate put the figure at…

Monterey Bay Power in Atascadero 6.27.2019

Monterey Bay Community Power won over the cities of San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay and Paso Robles. At the rotunda Tuesday night, JR Killegrew of Monterey Bay Community Power pitched Atascadero city council. Killigrew says Monterey Bay Community Power calculated the cost savings for Atascadero, and the savings is in the millions for the city…

Weather 6.27.2019

Forecasters say we’ll enjoy sunny weather through the fourth of July, but high temperatures will remain in the upper 80’s and low 90’s. Forecasters say next Monday, we’ll see temperatures up around 93, otherwise, high temperatures will hover just below 90 through next week. Winds from the NW will continue for the next few days…

PG & E 6.26.2019

PG and E is negotiating with lenders in bankruptcy court. Among the proposals to resolve a $30 billion dollar compensation package plan for wildfire victims, plans to re brand PG and E with a different name. The proposed name is the Golden State Power Light and Gas Company, GSPL & G. The bondholders say they’d…

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Suspect 6.26.2019

An Atascadero man charged with murder yesterday for a fatal stabbing in Shandon. 26-year-old Kejuan Guy Bynum allegedly stabbed to death 23-year-old Christopher Vento Wilson on June first. When deputies arrived, they found Wilson being treated by Cal Fire paramedics. He died later at a local hospital. Bynam’s mother told the Tribune that her son…

Mountain Lions 6.26.2019

Conservation groups are concerned about mountain lion populations in the state. The center for biological diversity and the mountain lion foundation filing a petition to get the mountain lion listed as threatened or endangered under California’s endangered species act. Listing the lions as threatened or endangered would stimulate protections under the California environmental quality act.

Limits on Off Road 6.26.2019

Is this the end of off roading at the Oceano Dunes? The California Coastal Commission staff is advising that state board to take steps to stop recreational off-highway vehicle use at the dunes. The report was issued June 21st. The recommendation is due to “air quality and public health, rare and endangered species and habitats,…

Paso Robles School Board 6.26.2019

The Paso Robles School District Board of Trustees received an update on the school’s budget from Chief Business Officer Brad Pawlowski. Pawlowski prefaced his comments by saying that if the state legislature implements any changes to funding, he will bring those changes back to the board. He said after cutting $2.5 million dollars from the…

North County Weather 6.25.2019

Sunny and windy today with highs near 80. SW winds this afternoon 20-30 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows in the low 50’s. Tomorrow, sunny highs in the mid 80’s. SW afternoon winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for sunny skies through the weekend, with highs into the upper 80’s.