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The Return of Kaite Lichtig 12.24.2020

Former San Luis city manager Katie Lichtig is hired to become Morro Bay’s interim finance director. She’ll make a flat hourly salary of 46 an hour, for 40 hours per week. That’s 128 thousand dollars gross salary for one years work. No other benefits with that salary. Morro Bay’s finance director, Jennifer Callaway, left to…

COVID 12.24.20

Wednesday is the day the San Luis Obispo county reports on coronavirus activity. Health director Penny Borenstein reports 242 new cases yesterday. Right now there are 2,257 active cases in the county. About 7,000 people have fully recovered. That’s out of a population of 275,000 people. Currently, 44 people are reportedly hospitalized. Six with coronavirus…

Wendy Lewis and ECHO 12.24.2020

The First Step homeless facility in Paso Robles is now up and running in the old Motel 6 building. Wendy Lewis is director of El Camino Homeless Organization or ECHO. The entire building is going to be tented in early January, but it is expected to be fully operational February first. The intent of ECHO…

North County Weather 12.23.2020

A mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the mid 60’s with light winds. Clear skies overnight, lows near 35. Mostly cloudy tomorrow with highs in the mid 60’s. The extended forecast calls for sunshine through the Christmas Day. A 50% chance of rain late Friday and early Saturday. A 70% chance of rain…

In Sports 12.23.2020

The San Diego State Aztecs beat St Mary’s Gails 74-49 in college basketball last night at Cal Poly’s Mott gym. The game was played at a neutral site in an empty gym. Meanwhile the Cal Poly Mustang basketball teams are preparing for a two game series against Hawaii. The men traveling to Hawaii to play…

Atascadero Lake Trout 12.23.2020

Yesterday, California Fish and Wildlife planted about one thousand trout in Atascadero lake. They even shot video of the fish flying out of a tube from their container, which is pretty exciting. See the link below. If you like fishing, Atascadero lake has 1,000 new trout in the lake, planted yesterday. They’re hungry and they’re…

Business Emergency Assistance 12.23.2020

The city of Atascadero is offering the use of $250,000 from the city’s general fund to work with business owners that are significantly impacted by the governor’s stay-at-home order. A maximum of $5,000 each, may be awarded to businesses that have a storefront in Atascadero that has been in operation for at least six months.…

Wine 12.23.2020

The Wine Enthusiast has named five Paso Robles wines among the best of the year. The five listed among the top 100 wines of 2020. They include wine from Austin Hope. Their 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon was #7 on the list. San Simeon Wine’s 2019 Estate Reserve pinot noir ranked #12 on the list. Brady Vineyard’s…