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Deprise Brescia Art Gallery 6.18.2021

Tomorrow evening in Paso Robles, the Deprise Brescia Art Gallery celebrates its first anniversary. There’s a celebration from 5-9 tomorrow evening at the gallery, which is located next to Hotel Cheval. Look for the over-sized butterflies around the art gallery at the corner of Pine and 10th streets. And check out the hologram and new…

Opioid Crisis 6.18.2021

Before the pandemic the US had a record drug epidemic that killed more than 90 thousand people. The overdose death set a record for the year ending in November 2020. During the pandemic and government imposed shutdown, the drug crisis spread to untouched regions. The centers for disease control said the spread was exacerbated by…

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Other Stories This Friday 6.18.2021

The jobless rate increased by 37 thousand yesterday. That’s how much it was up from the week before. 412 thousand people in the US applying for unemployment benefits. The long term impacts of the government imposed shut down may be greater than forecasters anticipated. Meanwhile, a national housing crises is impacting millions of Americans. More…

Air Flights SLO to Portland 6.18.2021

At the San Luis Obispo airport, Alaska Airlines begins daily flights between San Luis and Portland and San Diego. The flight to Portland leaves at 5:20 each afternoon. Another leaves for San Diego at 5:40. It’s the first nonstop access from San Luis to Oregon. Alaska Airlines previously had nonstop flights to San Diego but…

Improvements to Cholame ‘Y’ 6.18.2021

If you drive highway 46 through the Cholame Y, you may see some changes in the future. The San Luis Obispo council of governments and Caltrans are seeking $25 million dollars in federal transportation dollar through a 2021 raise grant. The US Department of Transportation has one billion dollars available through the RAISE grant. RAISE…

Opener For Friday 6.18.2021

Was it hot enough for you yesterday? Near lake Nacimiento the mercury hit 109, but it was not as hot as predicted in Paso Robles. It reached about 103 yesterday in Paso Robles, depending on where you were. Closer to 100 in Atascadero the temperature at San Luis Obispo airport reached 109, which breaks a…

North County Weather 6.17.2021

Sunny with highs near 107. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour this afternoon. Overnight, partly cloudy, lows near 63. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, highs near 101. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for temperatures to cool off gradually. 95 Saturday in the north county, 89 on…

Baseball Playoff Games 6.17.2021

The Templeton Eagles lost to the Ridgeview Wolf Pack 1-0 Wednesday afternoon at Vineyard Ball Park in Templeton. The Eagles gave up an unearned run early and were unable to score against the Wolf Pack. Junior southpaw Robbie Lardner pitched an outstanding game for the Eagles, but so did the Ridgeview pitcher. Ridgeview advances to…

Juneteenth 6.17.2021

Tuesday night, Paso Robles city council honored Juneteenth. Mayor Steve Martin read a proclamation. That was Tuesday night in Paso Robles. Yesterday in the nation’s capital, congress approved making Juneteenth, better known as June Nineteenth, a federal holiday. It’s the day in 1865 when US army troops emancipated slaves in Texas, two years after president…