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Farm News 7.26.2021

The county Agriculture Commissioner reports the value of the county’s agricultural products. They reached 978 million dollars in 2020. That’s down 1% from 2019. It’s the second year in a row that the county’s AG products nearly reached one billion dollars. The county surpassed that level in 2018. The top crop in 2020, strawberries at…

Concerts At The Lake 7.26.2021

Atascadero Lake Park hosted its first concert at the outdoor amphitheater since the pandemic suspended the concerts. Saturday evening, Soundhouse performed before several thousand people in low-back chairs and lounging on blankets in the park. Soundhose played classic rock and a little reggae. While many relaxed among the oak trees enjoying the music, others walked…

Anthem Blue Cross 7.26.2021

Anthem Blue Cross drops Dignity Health hospitals. The contract between the two expired July 15th. It has not been renewed after negotiations failed to reach an agreement. It means that Dignity Health facilities no longer work with Anthem health insurance plans. That includes French hospital in San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital. It…

Sunny Acres 7.26.2021

In San Luis Obispo, the county orders Sunny Acres to clean up the unlicensed facility. The self-proclaimed sober-living facility is just outside the city limits on Los Osos Valley road. Owner Dan Devaul describes the property accommodating 50-75 residents in substandard housing a “sober-living facility” although Sunny Acres has no permit or operating license. Mostly,…

Report on the Riverbed 7.26.2021

Paso Robles police providing a progress report on their effort to remove squatters from the Salinas riverbed. You may remember that back on May 24th, the city posted notices that from the Niblick bridge to the city limits north of the wastewater treatment plant, the Salinas riverbed was a high fire risk area, and people…

A Fire on Black Oak Drive 7.26.2021

A fire yesterday afternoon on Black Oak drive. The vegetation fire reported at 4:10 yesterday afternoon spread from 1134 Black Oak drive to an adjacent commercial storage yard in the 3200 block of Riverside avenue. Roofing material caught fire which produced a large black column of smoke that you may have seen yesterday afternoon. The…

Masking Up At Public Schools 7.26.2021

Late last week, Moms For Liberty demonstrated at the Atascadero school board meeting over plans to require children to wear masks when they return to school next month. It’s a national debate. But governor Gavin Newsom is saying he wants all school children, teachers and staff in California to wear a mask at school, even…

Opener For Monday 7.26.2021

Mild temperatures today, but a warm trend through the middle of this week. We’ll see temperatures reach into the upper 90’s at the Mid State Fair by Thursday. Then it will cool off this weekend. Highs back down into the upper 80’s. Gates to the fair open at 4:00 this afternoon. That’s when exhibits and…

North County Weather 7.23.2021

Sunny today, but a little cooler, highs near 91 in Paso Robles. 86 in Atascadero. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Overnight, clear skies, lows near 55. NW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, but cooler, highs near 91 in Paso Robles. 84 tomorrow in Atascadero. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. The…