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Portland Situation 9.01.2020

The situation in Portland is getting more tenuous. The governor asked for help from law enforcement working outside the city of Portland, and several have declined. Sheriff’s in Clackamas and Washington counties just outside the city of Portland have said they will not send deputies to work in the city of Portland because the district…

Covid-19 & CDC Numbers Update 9.01.2020

The governor launches his new four-tiered plan to slow the spread of Covid-19. It’s now in effect. The new 4-color guidelines allow barbershops and hair salons in San Luis Obispo county to reopen, which pleases Luther Johnson of Atascadero. Many hair stylists and barbers back on the job today in the north county. The county…

Paso Schools Direct Deposit 9.01.2020

The Paso Robles school district reporting that direct deposits for the August payroll were posted to some employees bank accounts and then reversed out. The San Luis Obispo County Office of Education has been notified. They are working with the bank to fix the problem. For instance, working out a way to handle charges incurred…

Paso Robles City Council 9.01.2020

The Paso Robles city council will conduct a virtual meeting tonight. The council will consider the Beechwood Development. It’s a large housing project on the east side of Paso Robles. When it first came before the city planning commission, community development director Warren Frace compared it to the Olson-Chandler Ranch Project. Engineer David Athey says…

Dolan Fire Update 9.01.2020

Yesterday afternoon, the Monterey county sheriff’s department ordered mandatory evacuation for areas inland from the Dolan fire along highway 1. The area south of Nacimiento-Ferguson road, west of South Coast Ridge to Prewitt Ridge and including Alms Ridge. The Dolan fire has now burned 29,000 acres along the coast, just south of Big Sur. The…

North County Weather 8.31.2020

Mostly sunny today after morning clouds. Highs in the upper 80’s SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, clear then increasing cloudiness after midnight. Lows in the mid 50’s. WSW 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies with highs near 90. SW winds increasing to 15-25 miles per hour tomorrow afternoon. The extended forecast…

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HART 8.31.2020

The homeless animal rescue team in Cambria (better known as HART) is asking people to consider fostering an adult or senior cat in need. The organization rescues adult and senior cats who are failing to thrive in caged shelters and stray or community cats that are looking for a family. Hart is the acronym for…

San Luis Versus Portland 8.31.2020

Late last week, San Luis Obispo police chief Deanna Cantrell resigned. She’s accepting a job in Fairfield, where she expects the city council and administration to be more receptive to law enforcement. The question manifests, is San Luis Obispo going to become a city plagued with riots like Kenosha or Portland? Over the weekend, more…

Tianna Arata Week 8.31.2020

This week is a big one for 20-year-old activist Tianna Arata. There were dozens of four color placards which said, “drop the charges” and “free Tianna.” The event was funded by black lives matter. Thursday, district attorney Dan Dow may file charges against Tianna for crimes she allegedly committed during a demonstration on July 21st.…