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Templeton Tennis Ranch Tournament 9.25.2019

The Central Coast Tennis Open continues today at the Templeton Tennis Ranch. Scott Cleere of the Tennis Ranch says seeing these women hit the ball is surprising and inspiring. Yesterday, Sophie Whittle of Nipomo, beat Michaela Bayerlova of the Czech Republican 6-4, 2-6, and 10-7. Whittle played collegiality at Gonzaga. In doubles play, Shelby Rogers…

Sea Otter 9.25.2019

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife released its 2019 sea otter census. There was a slight decline in the sea otter population. Since California sea otters are listed as endangered species, fish and wildlife experts have been doing surveys on the sea otter population since 1983 to keep track of their population trends. Environmental…

Power Outage 9.25.2019

Yesterday, PG and E cut electrical service to about 24 thousand customers in three counties in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The intent was to prevent wildfires. Thousands of people discovered when they awakened yesterday that they had no power. Many were not happy about it. Last year, a wildfire in Butte county left 86 people…

Atascadero City Council 9.25.2019

Atascadero city council talked for nearly two hours last night about drive-thrus. Phil Dunsmore is development director with the city of Atascadero. He says there are several new drive-thrus in Atascadero. Roberta Fonzi says there is a shortage of sit down restaurants in Atascadero. She says not every hotel visitor wants to make a run…

Paso Robles School Board 9.25.2019

The Paso Robles School Board voted 6-1 against forming a citizens committee to study financial dealings of the district over the previous five fiscal years. Board members and speakers from the public weighed in on the proposal. Several people stated that the Board of Trustees is a citizens oversight committee and it should perform that…

North County Weather 9.24.2019

Sunny today, highs in the upper 90’s. Northerly winds 5-10 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows in the mid 50’s. Tomorrow, sunny, highs in the upper 90’s. The extended forecast calls for a a cooling trend beginning Thursday with temperatures dropping into the low 70’s this weekend. A 20% chance of rain Friday and…

In Sports 9.24.2019

The Central Coast Pro Tennis Open is just getting underway at the Templeton Tennis Ranch. Coco Vandeweghe is the niece of former UCLA and NBA basketball player Kiki Vandeweghe. Coco’s mother, Tauna, was an Olympic swimmer. Coco’s grandfather, Ernie Vandeweghe, played for the New York Knicks. Her grandmother was Miss America in 1952. Colleen Kay…

Evacuation Orders Lifted 9.24.2019

Evacuation orders lifted yesterday for the Lopez Lake Fire. Those orders lifted at eleven yesterday morning after fire crews held the fire at 220 acres, and 20% containment. Evacuation warnings are still in place for the area of Fench Camp and upper Lopez Canyon road east of Arroyo Grande. There is no estimate for when…

Bank Robbery 9.24.2019

A masked man robbed Pacific Premier Bank Monday afternoon. The robbery occurred shortly after one at the bank, which is located in the 500 block of 12th street, just off Spring street. A man entered the bank wearing a blue long sleeved shirt, blue jeans, gloves, a fedora and a mask that resembled an elderly…