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North County Weather 9.01.2021

Mostly sunny skies today, but much cooler. Highs today near 79 in Paso Robles. Near 76 Atascadero. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Overnight, clear skies, lows near 48. Westerly winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, highs near 82 in Paso Robles. 78 in Atascadero. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended…

Dan Dow 9.01.2021

The events in Afghanistan this past week hit home with people in our community who served there, or served elsewhere in the US military. District attorney Dan Dow says too many people have forgotten why the US went in to Afghanistan 20 years ago. On Saturday, September 11th, Patriots Day, a celebration will be held…

Face Masks Back in SLO Co 9.01.2021

San Luis Obispo county is again mandating the use of face coverings in all indoor public places. The health officer order goes into effect at 12:01 am on September 1, 2021. It applies to people who are unvaccinated as well as those who are vaccinated. At yesterday’s news conference, county health officer Dr. Penny Borenstein…

Forest Closures 9.01.2021

All national forests in California are now closed due to the current wildfires across the state. This includes the Los Padres national forest here on the central coast. The closure continues through Friday, September 17th. The forest service says the decision was made for public and firefighter safety. Officials say that by temporarily reducing the…

Caldor Fire 9.01.2021

Heavy winds are forecast for the lake Tahoe basin. The city of south lake Tahoe is virtually deserted today. Monday, residents were ordered to evacuate. Most left in a hurry. Late Monday, the fire jumped highway 89 near Christmas Valley. It burned cabins between highway 50 and highway 89. So far it’s destroyed more than…

Opener For Wednesday 9.01.2021

September first today, and it’s going to feel more like fall than we usually experience in the north county. Today we’ll see high temperatures in the upper 70’s. Tomorrow it will reach the low 80’s in Paso Robles, but you can expect cooler temperatures through Labor Day weekend. The hottest day will be Sunday when…

Charlie Watts 8.31.2021

Since his recent death, we’re learning more about Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. For instance, although he never learned to drive, Watts had an impressive collection of exotic cars. He said, “I just love the shape of old cars. I can’t drive, so I just sit in them and listen to the purr. I suppose…

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Chumash Council 8.31.2021

The Santa Ynez band of the Chumash Indians cancels the annual Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow Wow. It was scheduled for the first weekend of October. The announcement coming out a few days ago. Tribal leaders saying, “Out of an abundance of caution, and considering the latest surge of covid-19 in Santa Barbara county, the decision was…

Mandatory Vaccines in CA 8.31.2021

Democratic lawmakers dropped a controversial proposal to mandate vaccines in the state. Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks of Oakland said she will not pursue the proposal this year after drafts of her bill language were leaked last week. She says she needs more time to craft “the strongest bill possible.” Dropping the proposal before the legislature adjourns…