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Bader & Scalia 9.28.2020

Congress is expected to work this week, then they take a vacation. Most will not return until after election day November 3rd. The senate will return next month, however, to consider the president’s nominee for the US supreme court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett once clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia, which raises some interesting ironies.…

Body Found In Black Lake 9.28.2020

A Santa Maria woman charged with murder in connection with a dismembered body found at a golf course in Nipomo. The body parts were discovered in the lake at Black Lake Golf Resort in Nipomo. 38-year-old Kimberly Machleit charged with murder. 37-year-old Donald Anderson has been charged with being an accessory to the murder. Anderson…

Active Shooter 9.28.2020

We learn more about 38-year-old Christopher Straub, the active shooter was killed in a shoot-out with sheriff’s deputies on Theater drive last Thursday morning. Straub was sentenced to two years in prison in 2008, but paroled in 2009. He was sentenced again in 2010 to two years for possession of a firearm by an ex-felon.…

Fire and Weather 9.28.2020

The weather will be hot in the north county through Friday. High temperatures will hover near 100 through Friday, then drop into the low to mid 90’s on Saturday. Next week, highs will be in the 80’s. Because of the high temperatures and potentially strong winds, PG and E shut off power yesterday to about…

Life In The Red Tier 9.28.2020

Life in the red tier. Did you notice a little difference past weekend in the north county? Restaurants serving a few customers indoors. Kennedy Club Fitness and other clubs allowing some people to work out on the weight machines indoors for a change. San Luis Obispo county sheriff Ian Parkinson says he enjoys the move…

North County Weather 9.25.2020

Mostly sunny skies today, highs this afternoon in the upper 80’s. Overnight, clear skies, lows near 50. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies, highs in the mid 90’s. The long range forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through the weekend. High temperatures staying in the low 90’s until Sunday, then it may climb back up near 100…

Dog Love 9.25.2020

This week we’ve been talking with Paso Robles author Teresa J. Rhynes about her soon to be released book, Poppy in the Wild. She describes her rescue dog getting lost in a 1500 acre wilderness area in Riverside county. Her search parties couldn’t locate Poppy, but a pet detective advised her how to find her.…

SLO Co Covid Update 9.25.2020

The county health department reports 31 new cases of coronavirus. That brings the total positive cases in San Luis Obispo county since March to 3,510 cases. The positivity rate is 1.5%, well below the 8% threshold for the red tier. The cases per 100,000 is 3.5, which is way below the threshold of seven. Testing…