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Tractor Awards 7.31.2020

JB Dewar announces two Atascadero high school students win its annual tractor restoration program competition. Atascadero high school student Casey Havemann won first place; Greyhound Josh Jorgensen won second place. A San Luis Obispo high school student won third place. Ken Dewar says he is proud of all 15 students who competed and showcased 10…

Hotline 7.31.2020

An enforcement hot line set up to help enforce the state’s Covid-19 restrictions in San Luis Obispo county has generated 2,160 compliance calls since the line was opened in mid-March. Of those calls, more than 265 calls reported alleged non-compliance by businesses in the city of San Luis Obispo. But after following up with these…

Covid-19 SLO Update 7.31.2020

The county health officer says 14 people have died of the coronavirus since March. Six in the last week. Most of the recent fatalities have been people in their 70’s and 80’s with underlying conditions who were living in nursing homes. 13 people are currently hospitalized, but the county has the potential to provide emergency…

Joy Playground Vandalized 7.31.2020

Joy Playground in Atascadero vandalized, again. The Atascadero police department receiving reports on Sunday of vandalism on the fence around the playground for special needs children and adults. Previously, police officers received a report of vandalism on the fence back in June. Then, another report Sunday. In both incidents, a couple bars were broken in…

World Day Against Human Trafficking 7.31.2020

World Day Against Human Trafficking attracted more than 200 people to Atascadero’s Sunken Garden to raise awareness about the issue. Organizer Alysssa Lewis of Underground Railroad invited a number of speakers including abolitionists, educators and members of the public. Beginning at 10:00 Thursday morning they talked about local and international aspects of the problem. An…

CHP 7.31.2020

The Templeton CHP is going to gear up after an increase in north county car accidents. The CHP on the lookout for drivers violating primary collision factors. Those include speeding, seat belt violations, unsafe lane changes, distracted driving following too close and drive under the influence. The CHP recommends that if you see another motorist…

Opening Monologue 7.31.2020

The transition from July to August in the north county is going to be a warm one. You might call it fair weather. We’ll see hot temperatures over 100 for the next four days. 101 today, 103 tomorrow, depending somewhat on where you are this weekend. Then a cooling trend begins next Tuesday. We’ll see…

North County Weather 7.30.2020

Morning clouds becoming mostly sunny this afternoon, high’s in the mid 90’s. Westerly winds 15-25 miles per hour. Overnight, mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 50’s. Westerly winds at 10-20 mph. Tomorrow, mostly sunny after morning clouds, highs near 100. WNW winds 10-20 miles per hour tomorrow. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny…

In Sports 7.30.2020

American coaches at three NBA training academies in China told league officials their Chinese partners were physically abusing young players and failing to provide schooling, even though commissioner Adam Silver had said that education would be central to the program, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the complaints. The story also notes the…