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SLO Co Covid Update 10.22.2020

The coronavirus spreads to 12 new victims in San Luis Obsipo county. The county remains in governor Gavin Newsom’s red tier for the fifth consecutive week. Currently two people are hospitalized. None in intensive care. Since mid-March of this year, 32 people have died in the county with the coronavirus. The average age of the…

ASH Officer Busted 10.22.2020

A police officer at Atascadero State Hospital is arrested on drug and weapon-related crimes in Santa Maria. 36-year-old Leonel Lazaro lives in Santa Maria. He was arrested Monday afternoon in Santa Maria based on an ongoing investigation by detectives from the special investigation bureau. Lazaro was booked into the Santa Barbara county jail for allegedly…

Death of Adam Hill 10.22.2020

The San Luis Obispo county coroner closes the investigation into the mysterious death of supervisor Adam Hill. Hill was found dead at his rented home in Shell Beach on August 6th. The coroner says it was apparent from reading Adam Hill’s journals and personal notes that he had been suffering from severe mental illness. His…

Election Day in Atascadero 10.22.2020

As election day approaches, the campaigning heats up in Atascadero. Former mayor Ray Johnson says the efforts by a garbage company owner to get his candidates elected has created an interesting scenario in Atascadero. He says the number of people running for mayor and city council will spread the vote out. It may create some…

Heidi Harmon or Dan Dow 10.22.2020

An interesting poll underway in the New Times, the progressive alternative lifestyle weekly paper in San Luis Obispo. The poll asking readers who do you side with, San Luis Obispo mayor Heidi Harmon? Or district attorney Dan Dow? The dispute is over the recent arrests of eight black lives matter protesters who marched out onto…

Opening Monologue 10.22.2020

Much cooler today in the north county. Forecasters say we’ll see high temperature s this afternoon in the upper 70’s. And that cooler weather will continue through the weekend. Highs for the next several days in the low to mid 70’s. The highs may stay in the upper 60’s on Sunday. By the end of…