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North County Weather 8.10.2018

Sunny, but cooler today, highs this afternoon near 94. Cool overnight, down into the upper 50’s. Sunny tomorrow, and cooler, highs in the low 90’s. A cooling trend continues into next week. Temperatures in the upper 80’s Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures then creeping up into the low to mid 90’s on Thursday.

Cookoff 8.10.2018

Tomorrow night, an effort to raise money for scholarships for students at Paso Robles high school. It’s the annual Winemakers’ Cookoff. Gary Eberle organized the event several about twenty years ago. The event is tomorrow night at the Paso Robles event center. The Winemakers’ Cookoff, presented by Stifel. For tickets or more information go to…

Liquor Licenses 8.10.2018

For the third straight year, no general alcohol licenses are granted in San Luis Obispo county. The state department of alcoholic beverage and control announcing more than 30 counties received new licenses, but not San Luis Obispo county. In 2015, former assemblyman Katcho Achadjian passed legislation to provide five new liquor licenses. They were distributed…

Wildfires 8.10.2018

Smokey air in the north county yesterday from wildfires in other parts of the state. The Ferguson fire in Mariposa county is now nearly 80 % contained, but it’s burned 95,000 acres. They hope to get that fire fully contained on August 15th. The Ferguson fire closed parts of Yosemite national park. Yosemite valley, Wawona…

Abel Maldonado 8.10.2018

San Luis Obispo county officials are investigating an unlicensed marijuana farm operating on south county land owned by former Lt. governor Abel Maldonado. A sheriff’s deputy spotted the thirty acre cannabis grow farm on a routine patrol in late July. Workers at the farm claimed the plants were industrial hemp, which falls under a different…

Power Outage 8.10.2018

Yesterday’s hot weather partly responsible for a power outage in downtown San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo police officer Matt Lipson says the outage was caused by an underground fire which damaged a power transmission line. The power went out around 1:30 yesterday afternoon in parts of downtown San Luis. Some traffic lights were out…