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North County Weather 1.19.2021

Mostly sunny today, but cooler. Highs this afternoon near 67. NE winds 15-25 miles per hour with occasional gusts to 40 mph. Clear skies overnight, lows near 35. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies, highs near 73. NE winds 10-20 mph. The extended forecast calls mostly sunny skies through most of the week. We may get some…

Santa Rita Ranch 1.19.2021

Recently, we learn that the Land Conservancy has purchased the 1700 acre Santa Rita Ranch off 46 west, just west of Old Creek road. Paul Morgan of Paso Robles says he was up there several decades ago. Morgan says the Ahrtzel family, who owned the Santa Rita Ranch had an amazing collection of fossils they…

SLO Co Covid Update 1.19.2021

San Luis Obispo county health department giving its weekend report on Covid-19. 512 new cases over the weekend. So far, 15,600 county residents have tested positive for the corona-virus since they began testing in mid-March. Most have fully have recovered. Seven new deaths reported. The fatalities range in age from 50 to 100. Since last…

Paso Robles School District 1.19.2021

This afternoon, the Paso Robles school district resumes work on the grand jury report. They’re going point-by-point through the grand jury’s recommendations on ways to improve the district. The grand jury finding fault with the previous board which gave superintendent Chris Williams unbridled power to spend as he saw fit. In four years, Williams went…

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Opening Monologue 1.19.2021

A change in the weather today. Cooler in the north county with highs in the upper 60’s northeast winds 15-25 miles per hour gusting at times to over 40 miles per hour. It’s the beginning of a transition from unusually warm weather for January to rain late this week and early next week. Because of…

North County Weather 1.15.2021

Mostly sunny today with some cloudiness. Highs this afternoon near 80. NNE winds 5-10 miles per hour. Clear skies overnight, lows near 42. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies with some clouds, highs near 75. The extended forecast calls mostly sunny skies through the weekend. No rain in the forecast until next Friday, the 22nd. About a…

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Santa Rita Ranch Purchased 1.15.2021

The Santa Rita Ranch is purchased by the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo county. The 1700 acre property is on the top of highway 46 west between Paso Robles and Cambria. It was purchased last month by the land conservancy. The non-profit land trust now permanently protects the land. The Santa Rita Ranch includes…