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North County Weather 1.12.2021

Mostly sunny today with some cloudiness. Highs this afternoon near 67 with light winds. Partly cloudy overnight, lows near 38. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies with some clouds highs near 70. The extended forecast calls mostly sunny skies through the weekend. No rain in the forecast for the next ten days.

Other Stories This Tuesday 1.12.2021

The pope changes church law to allow women do to more things during mass, granting them access on the altar, but not allowing them to become priests. Pope Francis amended church law to formalize and institutionalize what is common practice in many parts of the world. Women can be installed as lectors, to read scripture…

Men’s Colony 1.12.2021

The pandemic is impacting the Men’s Colony near San Luis Obispo. One in three inmates has reportedly had the virus. A total of 1959 cases have been reported at CMC since March. 16 were released while they were sick. 815 have fully recovered. So far, two inmates have died. Each had underlying medical issues. 391…

SLO Co Covid Update 1.12.2021

San Luis Obispo county reports another plethora of Covid-19 cases. 844 new cases reported yesterday. Since they started testing in mid March, 13,000 county residents tested positive. The county health department reported an additional 10 deaths among people with coronavirus. Their ages ranged from 70-100. So far, 111 people in the county have died from…

Dive Boat 1.12.2021

After the tragic dive boat fire in the Channel Islands just over a year ago, congress has enacted the Small Passenger Vessel Safety Act of 2019. The intent to prevent a similar disaster. You may remember a 75-foot commercial dive boat anchored off Santa Cruz Island caught fire in the early morning hours in September…

Atascadero Structure Fire 1.12.2021

A structure fire yesterday morning in Atascadero. Fire chief Casey Bryson says fire fighters responded at 3:25 Monday morning to a house fire at 7705 Aurora road. When fire fighters arrived, they found the house filled with smoke, but the fire confined to the chimney. The family was sleeping, and their smoke detectors didn’t go…

Paso Robles School Board 1.12.2021

For nearly six hours Saturday, the Paso Robles school board discussed the recent grand jury report criticizing the actions of the superintendent, administrators and the school board during the tenure of superintendent Chris Williams. Today, they’ll discuss what to do with the information. For instance, should the district go after the former trustees who paid…

Opener 1.12.2021

While western Washington and Oregon receive record breaking rainfall, the north county remains dry, and no precipitation is forecast for the next ten days. At the Paso Robles airport, the rain gauge has recorded only an inch of rain so far this season But PG and E meteorologist John Lindsey says a change in the…