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Paso Robles City Council 3.18.2020

A small turn out for the Paso Robles city council last night. The mayor set the tone for a strange meeting at the library conference room. He was not present. Neither was councilman Fred Strong or city manager Tom Frutchy. The most poignant message came from Pastor Cole in his invocation. After his moving invocation,…

Atascadero Chamber 3.18.2020

The Atascadero city council held an urgency meeting yesterday afternoon at the rotunda to declare a state of emergency in the city. Mayor Heather Moreno says it’s mostly procedural. She says the designation cuts red tape. Yesterday afternoon at the rotunda, the Atascadero city council unanimously declared a state of emergency.

North County Weather 3.17.2020

Cloudy skies with a 50% chance of rain. Scattered thunderstorms later today, highs near 55. Tonight, mostly clear skies with a 10% chance of showers, lows in the mid 30’s. Tomorrow, sunny skies with a 10% chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50’s. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through Saturday. Then…

Fatal at Cholame Y – 3.17.2020

The CHP identifies one victim in that fatal crash Sunday night on highway 46 near the Cholame Y. The 84-year-old driver of a motor coach killed when his vehicle crossed the center divide into the path of a tractor trailer rig. The driver of the motor coach is reportedly from San Luis Obispo, but he…

Bars Closed 3.17.2020

Yesterday, the public health department held a news conference regarding the third case of the coronavirus reported in the county. County health officer Dr. Penney Borenstein says a third local case has manifested. That was confirmed at two yesterday afternoon. The victim has not been identified, but Dr. Borenstein says it’s an adult under the…

Paso Robles Schools 3.17.2020

The free lunch program in the Paso Robles school district resumes today with drive-up service at four schools in the district. Joey Vaughn is food service director for the school district. He says that free food service for qualified students begins today from 11-1 at Flamson middle school, Georgia Brown elementary school, Pifer elementary school,…

Paso Robles City Council 3.17.2020

The Paso Robles city council also meets tonight. Fire chief Jonathon Stornetta will give a report on the coronavirus and efforts in the city to prevent its spread among Paso Roblans. The council will also discuss a plan to raise garbage rates in the city. The Paso Robles city council meeting begins at 6:30. The…

Coronavirus 3.17.2020

The coronavirus has reached Atascadero. Atascadero mayor Heather Moreno making an announcement on the city’s website. You can watch the entire video on the Atascadero city website. It’s about 3 minutes long. In it Heather reminds viewers to wash their hands, stay home if they’re sick and distance themselves if they can, particularly if they’re…

North County Weather 3.16.2020

Cloudy skies with rain tapering to a few showers later today. There’s potential for heavy rainfall. Highs near 50. Tonight, overcast with a 20% chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30’s. Tomorrow, overcast skies with a 50% chance of rain. Scattered showers in the afternoon hours. Highs in the mid 50’s. The extended forecast…