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PG & E Power Shutdown10.26.2020

Last week, several hundred PG & E customers in Atascadero lost power because of a shut-down to prevent wildfires. Over the weekend, a dangerous windstorm in northern California forced PG & E to shut off power to about 360 thousand homes and businesses. Initially it was 500,000, but they scaled it back to 360 thousand.…

Crash At The Cholame Y 10.26.2020

A crash at the Cholame Y late Saturday night. A passenger in one vehicle suffered severe injuries. CHP officers arrested 70-year-old Fidel Martinez Lopez of San Miguel for driving under the influence following the head on crash. Lopez was attempting to make a left turn onto highway 41 when he drove head-on into an oncoming…

Unemployment Benefits Fraud 10.26.2020

Fraud during the big coronavirus cash pay out caused the state to freeze 350,000 debit cards filled with money for unemployment benefits. The employment development department says the debit cards were frozen for several reasons. One reason, a high number of claims issued at a single address. The claims were part of the federal pandemic…

The Coronavirus 10.26.2020

After seven months of restrictions imposed by the state government due to the coronavirus. Some are wondering how long will this continue? The county prepared for an epidemic that would kill thousands of people. Hospitals were cleared of all but emergency surgeries. That made 400 beds available to the victims of Covid-19 in the county.…

North County Weather 10.23.2020

Sunny skies today, highs this afternoon in the mid 70’s. SSW winds 10-15 miles per hour. Overnight, clear to partly cloudy skies, lows near 50. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies, highs in the low 70’s. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The long range forecast calls for sunny skies through next week, continued cooler.

Los Osos Bear 10.23.2020

They named it Los Osos because of the grizzly bears. Yesterday, a black bear wandered the streets of Los Osos. The bear went up a tree. When it came down, it was shot with a tranquilizer dart. Then wildlife officials transported the to a remote area of the Los Padres national forest. The bear did…

New Times Poll 10.23.2020

A poll conducted by new times shows overwhelming support for district attorney Dan Dow in his dispute with San Luis Obispo mayor Heidi Harmon. When asked the question, whose side are you on in the war of words between San Luis Obispo mayor Heidi Harmon and district attorney Dan Dow over the charges filed against…

Black Lives Matter in SLO Court 10.23.2020

Tianna Arata and three other black lives matter protesters had their first day in San Luis Obispo superior court yesterday. Each defendant requested more time to study charges against them before they enter pleas. After the hearing, the four activists walked outside the courtroom where about three hundred supporters awaited them. Tianna Arata faces 13…

Motel 6 Conversion 10.23.2020

The debate continues over the decision late Tuesday night by Paso Robles city council to approve plans to turn the Paso Robles Motel 6 into low income housing and a homeless shelter. Mayor Steve Martin said homelessness is a challenging problem. Councilman Steve Gregory said the city has to take advantage of the opportunity to…

Opening Monologue 10.23.2020

Cooler weather continues today and through the weekend in the north county. We’ll see high temperatures in the mid-70’s today. High temperatures in the low 70’s tomorrow. SSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The leaves may not be changing colors yet, but it’s feeling more like fall in the north county. We’ll have more on…