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Friends of the Elephant Seal 8.05.2021

The Friends of the Elephant Seal in San Simeon is looking to hire new docents and guides to help visitors to the Piedras Blancas elephant seal viewing area. FES will offer fall training sessions to new docents. The guides will act as informal educators to the public visiting the viewing area. If you’d like to…

Covid at 40 Prado Road 8.05.2021

The San Luis Obispo homeless shelter is experiencing an outbreak of coronavirus. Dozens of people are impacted. 35 positive covid cases since July 26th at the 40 Prado Homeless Services Center. One person was hospitalized. No deaths reported. Santa Barbara county plans to issue a new health order mandating universal masking indoors for everyone. Including…

SLO Co Covid Update 8.05.2021

San Luis Obispo county releases it’s weekly report on new covid cases. They say 386 new cases manifesting over the past week. 18 delta cases. Two new deaths reported. One person in their 60’s. Another in their 80’s. No word on underlying conditions. The greatest number of new cases occurred in San Luis Obispo. 68…

School Protest in South County 8.05.2021

In the south county, many are calling for the recall of three school board trustees in the Lucia Mar school district. That’s after mask mandates are imposed in the district Tuesday evening. During the meeting, people in the audience shouted “Tyrant” and “Coward.” Superintendent Paul Fawcett says the district is following indoor face mask guidelines…

Space Port For Paso Robles 8.05.2021

A space port for Paso Robles. The discussion was remarkable at city council Tuesday night. Airport commissioner Bill Britton says this would not mean that vertical space craft would be launched from the Paso Robles airport. Councilman Steve Gregory made a motion to apply for a space port license. The council unanimously approved Steve Gregory’s…

North County Weather 8.04.2021

Sunny today in the north county. Highs near 99 in Paso Robles. Near 90 Atascadero. WNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Overnight, clear skies, lows near 53. WNW winds 10-15 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny, but continued warm. Highs near 97 in Paso Robles. 92 in Atascadero. NNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended…

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Other Stories This Wednesday 8.04.2021

The hearing for the Kristin Smart murder trial continues in San Luis Obispo. A former neighbor in the dorms described Paul Flores as a creep who hung out around Smart’s residence hall room in the months leading up to her disappearance in 1996. He told the court, “Everyone knew Paul Flores was creepy. A lot…

National Farmers Market Week 8.04.2021

This is National Farmers Market Week. The San Luis Obispo County Food Bank and Robin Gable of the North County Farmers Market Association promoted the event with drawings and giveaways at Farmers Market in Paso Robles, Tuesday morning. National Farmers Market Week to be celebrated Wednesday afternoon at the Sunken Gardens in Atascadero. Another celebration…