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Pot Sales 2.20.2019

More proof that the illegal, underground market is undercutting tax revenue from legal cannabis sales. In 2018, California took in $345 million dollars in tax revenue. That’s about one third what was projected by analysts. The industry and some regulators agree, the state’s high taxes and a thriving black market are to blame for the…

High Speed Rail 2.20.2019

High speed rail catapulting off the track in California. First, governor Gavin Newsom announced plans to downsize the project, which is billions of dollars over budget. Newsom says the state will focus on completing a stretch between Merced and Bakersfield. He says the state will explore new ways of financing the project from the Bay…

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Affordability 2.20.2019

A new report by the national association of home builders finds San Luis Obispo county housing to be the seventh least affordable in the final quarter of 2018. That’s out of 237 metropolitan areas. Fewer than 14% of the homes on the market were affordable for a median income family during that quarter. The least…

Weather 2.20.2019

Forecasters say we’ll see cloudy skies with some light showers today. The rain expected to start around eleven this morning, but clear by four this afternoon. Just some scattered showers today in the north county, then sunshine tomorrow through Tuesday. Forecasters say we’ll see more rain in early March. Meanwhile, reservoir levels remain at 66%…

In Sports 2.19.2019

The only one county soccer team still alive in the playoffs. The San Luis Obispo girls soccer team hosting Clovis this afternoon at San Luis Obispo high school. Clovis upset central to set up today’s match up. High school baseball resumes this week. The Paso robles Bearcats travel to San Luis Obispo in a preseason,…

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Peanuts Art Theft 2.19.2019

Cartoon art stolen at an art gallery in the Southland. Thieves broke into a southern California gallery last week, stealing artwork depicting Charlie Brown and other characters from the comic strip “Peanuts.” The Los Angeles Times reports that a security guard patrolling an open-air mall in Costa Mesa discovered a glass door smashed at the…

Shooting In Chicago 2.19.2019

We learn more today about that mass shooting in Chicago. 45-year-old Gary Martin was getting terminated from his job at a warehouse. That’s when he pulled a gun and started shooting managers and co-workers. He killed five people, including a college intern who was on his first day on the job. He also shot and…