Local news in San Luis Obispo County including San Miguel, Paso Robles, Shandon, Templeton, Atascadero, Santa Margarita, San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach, Morro Bay, Cayucos, Cambria, Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, and other cities along the Central Coast of California.

Wuhan China Corona-virus 3.20.2020

So, why corona-virus is a bigger deal than seasonal flu? This is an explanation from the health department in Shelby, Arizona. Forwarded to me by a nurse who retired locally and is now in Arizona. It has to do with RNA sequencing, i.e. Genetics. Seasonal flu is an “all human virus”. The DNA/RNA chains that…

Newsom to Spend $50 mil on Homeless 3.20.2020

Governor Gavin Newsom says one of his top priorities is taking care of homeless people. The governor received the okay to spend just over one billion dollars to address issues related to the Chinese Wuhan Corona-virus, COVID 19. He immediately allocated $50 million dollars to help those who are homeless Governor Gavin Newsom talking about…

Shelter at Home 3.20.2020

Today is the first full day of shelter at home assemblyman Jordan Cunningham says this is different from Shelter in Place. Shelter at home means people only leave home for essential services. Today is the first full day of the new state policy. Governor Gavin Newsom says it’s not likely children will be going back…

North County Weather 3.19.2020

Cloudy skies with morning showers, tapering off this afternoon, highs in the upper 50’s. Tonight, mostly clear skies with a 10% chance of showers, lows in the upper 30’s. Tomorrow, sunny skies with a 10% chance of rain. Highs near 60. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies Saturday and Sunday. Then rain arriving…

Dick Mason

Other Stories This Thursday 3.19.2020

San Luis Obispo county schools are still offering free lunches to students. They drive through operations are from 11-1 each weekday at many schools in the county. In Paso Robles, the lunch program is offered at Georgia Brown, Winifred Pifer, Flamson middle school and Paso Robles high school. In Atascadero nearly every school is providing…

Veterans Voices 3.19.2020

Veteran’s Voices returns to Paso Robles in the next few weeks. This year, it’s called Veteran’s Voices Three, because this is the third year for the event at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles. Deprise Brescia is putting it together. Veterans Voices three was scheduled to open in early April, but that may be…

AARP Tax Program 3.19.2020

The AARP Tax Service Program for seniors and others in need has ended abruptly. The last day of tax preparation by the AARP volunteers was last Friday. Those who have appointments to have their taxes done by AARP volunteers will have to find other ways to get their taxes done. Dawn Segal has helped prepare…

Shelter in Place 3.19.2020

Shelter in place. That’s the order from San Luis Obispo county administrators. County counsel Rita Neal explains what you can do during this order by the county to shelter in place. The list covers essential activities which you may engage in under the county administrators order to shelter in place. County administrator Wade Horton says…

Wuhan China Coronavirus 3.18.2020

The county health department reported three additional cases of Wuhan corona-virus yesterday. It brings the total number of confirmed cases in San Luis Obispo county to six. Dr. Penny Borenstein says, “This is not a surprise and we have been planning and preparing accordingly.” She says “what is vitally important right now is that we…