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Counterfeit Money 2.14.2020

Counterfeit money floating around the county. Over the past few weeks, Morro Bay police have investigated several reports of counterfeit $20 and $100 bills. Some have been refused by knowledgeable business people. Two weeks ago, Morro Bay police arrested a man and woman from Bakersfield on suspicion of having counterfeit checks and money. Police say…

Tribune 2.14.2020

Newspaper publisher McLatchey company filed for bankruptcy. The 163-year-old publisher of the Sacramento Bee, the Fresno Bee and the San Luis Obispo Tribune, initiated chapter 11 restructuring in US bankruptcy court in New York. No word how the filing in New York will impact the San Luis Tribune, but if the bankruptcy court agrees, it…

Atascadero Sales Tax 2.14.2020

Atascadero is talking about putting a proposed sales tax on November’s ballot. A recent survey indicated 67% of voters in Atascadero favor a new 1% sales tax. The tax needs only a 51% majority to be approved by voters. You’ll hear more about the proposed one per cent sales tax in Atascadero between now and…

Weather 2.14.2020

Sunshine through the Presidential weekend. Today, Valentine’s Day will be foggy in the morning hours, then sunny in the afternoon. Then sunshine through the three day Presidents Day weekend, and all the way through next week. Highs Saturday and Sunday in the low 70’s. Basically no rain in the forecast. In fact, now the US…

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North County Weather 2.13.2020

Sunny today with highs this afternoon upper 60’s. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tonight, cold and clear. Low temperatures around 35. Tomorrow, sunny and warm. Highs near 70 tomorrow afternoon in the north county. The extended forecast calls for sunny weather through the middle of next week, with high temperatures in the mid to…

In Sports 2.13.2020

In boys basketball, Templeton travels to San Luis Obispo today for a game against the Tigers. While north county schools wrap up their regular basketball season, the Shandon Outlaws are in the CIF play offs. The girls basketball team beat Hillcrest of Thousand Oaks 38-33 in overtime earlier this week in a wild-card game. This…

Andy Caldwell 2.13.2020

Congressional candidate Andy Caldwell is making an appearance tonight in Santa Margarita. Caldwell is appearing an a free Meet and Greet at the Oyster Ridge Barn on West Pozo road. He says he’s still getting questions about the 99-year-old woman who is appearing in his ads. He says she’s not an actress, she’s a real…

Paso Pops 2.13.2020

Don’t count on seeing fire works at Paso Pops this coming fourth of July. Unfortunately, the Paso Pops event has financial issues, so the event has been canceled for 2020. The event was put on by the Paderewski Festival. It was held at the Paso Robles Horse Park in 2018, then moved last year to…

Plastic Bag Ban 2.13.2020

The proposed ban on plastic bags, imposed by the Integrated Waste Management Authority is generating more discussion at grocery stores, restaurants and dry cleaners in the north county. Atascadero city councilman Charles Bourbeau voted for the proposal, although he asked the IWMA staff to investigate several issues facing north county businesses if it’s adopted. After…