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State Boundaries 12.29.2021

Over the past several weeks, there has been a great deal of discussion about the new district boundaries in San Luis Obispo county. Meanwhile, in Sacramento, a 14-member independent commission drew up boundaries for congress, the state senate and the assembly. The result is that San Luis Obispo county is split between two congressional districts.…

SLO Co Covid Update 12.29.2021

The San Luis Obispo county health department reports covid cases are up in the county. One week ago, Dr. Penny Borenstein predicted a that we’d see a winter surge. Two new deaths reported. Each in the 65-84 age group. The health department does not say if they suffered from other health issues. 21 people are…

John Madden 12.29.2021

FILE PHOTO: Former Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden waves to the crowd before the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame pre-season game in Canton, Ohio, August 6, 2006. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan/File Photo [/caption] A local football legend is dead. John Madden died yesterday at the age of 85. Madden played football at Cal Poly in 1957 and…

Opener For Wednesday 12.29.2021

Heavy rain began falling in the north county early this morning. We’ll see periods of rain today, tapering off tonight. Forecasters say the north county will receive another one half inch of rain today. In the sierra, some areas are now snowbound. Some communities receiving as much as four feet of powder snow on Monday.…

North County Weather 12.28.2021

Showers this morning, with some clearing this afternoon, highs near 50. Light and variable winds. The chance of rain today, 50%. Rain showers early, becoming a steady light rain overnight, lows near 41. Light variable winds. Tomorrow, occasional rain, highs near 52. SSW winds 5-10 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny…

In Sports 12.28.2021

Most high school teams are on Christmas hiatus, but college basketball teams are active. Baylor remains #1 among men’s college teams. Followed by Duke, Purdue, Gonzaga and UCLA. Cal Poly’s game against UCLA scheduled for last week was cancelled. The Mustangs host Long Beach State Thursday and Cal State Fullerton New Years day. Both games…

SLO Co Coronavirus Impact 12.28.2021

This week, we’re looking back at the big north county news stories in 2021. The big one, impacting everyone’s lives, was the state of California’s response to the coronavirus. County health officer Dr. Penny Borenstein told supervisors about hospital capacity and why the governor had put San Luis Obispo county in the same region with…

Gang Members 12.28.2021

Two teenage gang members from Tulare county led police on a chase in a stolen car from Morro Bay to Atascadero Sunday. It ended when they crashed the stolen vehicle into a telephone pole in Atascadero. Morro Bay police spotted the car on Main street around 9:45 Sunday morning. The vehicle was reported stolen by…

Great White Shark Attack 12.28.2021

The conversation continues about the 31-year-old surfer killed by a great white shark in Morro Bay Friday morning. His body found floating in the waves near Morro Strand beach, just north of the rock. He has not been identified, but there’s a lot of discussion about how many great white sharks frequent our coastline. The…

Almond Acres Charter Academy 12.28.2021

This week is another construction week at Almond Acres Charter Academy in Paso Robles, but executive director Bob Bourgault says it’s good to finally be in the new building on Niblick road. Students go back to school next week at the new campus of Almond Acres Charter Academy on Niblick road. Tomorrow, Bourgault talks about…