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Road Work in the North County 12.01.2020

You may experience can expect traffic delays in the overnight hours on highway 101. Caltrans will replace concrete pavement at five locations along the highway, between the highway 58 interchange in Santa Margarita and Traffic way in Atascadero. Roadwork is scheduled for Monday through Thursday, between seven at night and seven in the morning.

Leslie Van Houten 12.01.2020

Governor Gavin Newson has reversed parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten. That’s the fourth time a governor has blocked her release. A California panel recommended parole in July for Van Houten. She has spent nearly five decades in prison. Newsom reversed her release once previously and Jerry Brown blocked it twice. Van Houten’s…

Gun Sales 12.01.2020

Gun sales in the US up dramatically on Black Friday. According to the FBI, the number of background checks for gun sales on Black Friday was the fourth-highest single-day total on record in 2020. According to USA Today, the National Instant Criminal background check System (NICS) recorded 186 thousand checks on what’s typically the biggest…

SLO Co Covid Update 12.01.2020

San Luis Obispo county health department announces two people died of coronavirus over the Thanksgiving weekend. One was in their 60’s. The other in their 80’s. Both were vulnerable because of underlying conditions. The total number of fatalities has reached 38, including two inmates at the Men’s Colony. The average age of fatalities is over…

Templeton Chamber of Commerce 12.01.2020

The Templeton chamber of commerce will not be holding their annual chamber dinner this year. But the Christmas tree auction begins today. You can bid one one of three fully decorated trees loaded with gifts beginning today, The bidding begins this morning and will continue until Thursday. If you’d like to bid on the trees,…

Grand Jury Report 12.01.2020

This week, we’re looking at the recent grand jury report on the failure of the Paso Robles school district leadership during the administration of superintendent Chris Williams, from 2014-2018. Trustee Chris Bausch says you can access the 28 page report if you’d like to examine it yourself. It’s available on the district website and on…

Paso Robles City Council 12.01.2020

Paso Robles city council to hold another virtual meeting this evening. The council to meet at 5:30 in closed session. And the regular meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30. The council expected to get an update on Covid-19 in the community. They will conduct two public hearings. One is approval of the general plan…

Ed Murray Passed Away 11.30.2020

One sad note this morning. Ed Murray died last week in Santa Maria. Ed was a retired investment consultant who previously sold radio advertising for a country station in Santa Maria. But he was best known as being the older brother of comedian Bill Murray, and inspiration for the movie Caddyshack. Ed Murray was the…