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Rocket Fizz 1.13.2021

A candy store in downtown San Luis Obispo closes after eight years on Higuera street. Rocket Fizz is located on the corner of Broad street and Higuera. It’s been there for eight years, but the owner says the Covid-19 shutdown killed his business. The store began moving its inventory and supplies out of the store…

SLO Co Covid Update 1.13.2021

The county health department reports about 500 new cases. They also report four new deaths. All of those who died with corona-virus were between the ages of 70 and 100. So far, 115 people with corona-virus have died. The average age is over 85. As for inventory of ICU beds. 23 of the 38 intensive…

Murder Suspect Sentenced 1.13.2021

One of four men allegedly paid to kill a Paso Robles man in 2013 will spend the next two decades in prison. The ruling handed down by a San Luis Obispo superior court judge Monday. The San Luis Obispo county district attorney’s office announced in a news release yesterday. David Rodriguez Hernandez had been on…

Paso Robles School District Meeting 1.13.2021

The Paso Robles school board held two meetings yesterday. At 4:00, they continued a meeting addressing the recent ground jury report. They discussed recommendations by the grand jury. One issue relates to nepotism and cronyism. Superintendent Curt Dubost says it’s not right for the district to favor in house candidates for positions in the district.…

Atascadero City Council Meeting 1.13.2021

Atascadero City Council introduced to the city’s new police chief at their virtual meeting last night. Masterson came to Atascadero from King City. Atascadero City Manager Rachelle Rickard told the council last night that King City had some corruption in the police department, which Chief Masterson cleaned up during his tenure. Masteson’s family accompanied him…

North County Weather 1.12.2021

Mostly sunny today with some cloudiness. Highs this afternoon near 67 with light winds. Partly cloudy overnight, lows near 38. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies with some clouds highs near 70. The extended forecast calls mostly sunny skies through the weekend. No rain in the forecast for the next ten days.

Other Stories This Tuesday 1.12.2021

The pope changes church law to allow women do to more things during mass, granting them access on the altar, but not allowing them to become priests. Pope Francis amended church law to formalize and institutionalize what is common practice in many parts of the world. Women can be installed as lectors, to read scripture…

Men’s Colony 1.12.2021

The pandemic is impacting the Men’s Colony near San Luis Obispo. One in three inmates has reportedly had the virus. A total of 1959 cases have been reported at CMC since March. 16 were released while they were sick. 815 have fully recovered. So far, two inmates have died. Each had underlying medical issues. 391…