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Fire in the Riverbed 8.05.2019

Another vegetation fire Thursday near the Salinas riverbed. Paso Robles fire and emergency services responding at to a fire near 3200 Sulphur Springs road. They found an acre of thick grass and brush burning with a slow rate of spread. Two fire engines from Paso Robles, two from Cal Fire and one from Templeton fire…

Paso Robles City Council 8.05.2019

Another big meeting for Paso Robles city council. Two big items on the agenda. Cleaning up the river bed and short term rentals. At the last meeting, fire chief Jonathona Stornetta asked for emergency measures to clean up the river bed. Police chief Ty Lewis said cleaning out the river bed will be an ongoing…

Mass Shootings 8.05.2019

A week after the mass shooting at Gilroy’s Garlic Festival, two more shootings. 20 people killed in El Paso. Nine people killed in Dayton, Ohio. In all three cases. Police response was immediate. Is north county prepared for an event like this? Atascadero police chief Jerrel Haley says it’s difficult to prepare for an active…

North County Weather 8.02.2019

Sunny today, highs near 100. NNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows in the mid 50’s. NNW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs near 100. NW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through next week. High temperatures near the century mark Sunday,…

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Monterey Bay Aquarium 8.02.2019

Monterey Bay aquarium is hosting an adult sleep-over in honor of its 35th anniversary. The event is called “Sweet Dreams Are Made of Seaweed: an ’80’s Sleepover Party.” It’s named after the Eurythmics song, “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This.” Tickets for the sleep over are $150 for aquarium members and $175 for non-members. The…

Concerts in the Park 8.02.2019

After a one week hiatus, Concerts in the Park returned to Paso Robles Downtown City Park Thursday night. Noach Tangeras Band entertained a good crowd at the park. The concerts took a break last week because of all the musical entertainment at the Mid-State Fair. Recreation Services Manager Linda Plescia said, “I’m impressed so many…

Mid State Fair 8.02.2019

This year’s edition of the Mid State Fair attracted 426 thousand fair-goers. That’s down slightly from 2017 and about the same as 2018. Concert tickets also down from last year. Concert goers purchased 76 thousand tickets to see acts like Lynyrd Skynrd, Miranda Lambert, Smokey Robinson and The Zac Brown Band. That’s down about 2,000…

Favorite Fast Food 8.02.2019

In-N-Out is no longer America’s favorite fast food restaurant. According to a 2019 market force survey, that title now belongs to Georgia based Chick-fil-A. Market force talked with more than 7,600 people from 18-65 years of age. The survey included a cross-section of the four US census regions. In-N-Out remains the king of burgers. Chick-fil-A…

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Sebastians 8.02.2019

Sebastians building in San Simeon is getting renovated. The Hearst Winery tasting room and the 140-year-old post office are moving temporarily. The building will be updated with new roofing, plumbing, foundation, piping and electrical work. The building dates back to 1878. The General Store first began operating in 1873. Leopold Frankl expanded the business in…

PSPS 8.02.2019

PSPS, it stands for Public Safety, Power Shut off. Atascadero police chief Jerel Haley explains how it will affect us in the north county. Eric Daniels says PG and E is doing more to make the north county safer than just shutting off your power. That’s Eric Daniels of PG and E, talking recently to…