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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…

Battle of the Badges 8.09.2018

If you’re looking for something entirely different this weekend, the sixth annual Battle of the Badges will take place Saturday night at the San Luis Vets Hall. Police and correctional officers fighting in the ring to raise money for Jack’s Helping Hand and Honor Flight Central Coast. Terry Cook is organizing the Battle of the…

Other Stories We’re Watching For You 8.09.2018

14,000 firefighters still battling the Mendicino Complex fires and other fires in California. They include soldiers, inmates and about 50 firefighters from New Zealand and Australia. The Aussies say in wild fires down under, usually you see kangaroos fleeing before the fire arrives. Southern California gas company will pay $120 million dollars for a massive…

Waste Manager 8.09.2018

The long term manager of the Integrated Waste Management Authority in San Luis Obispo county is placed on leave prior to his retirement next month. Bill Worrel is accused of fraudulently misusing public funds. The action of the board to put him on leave coming shortly after district attorney Dan Dow announces he’s looking into…

Weather 8.09.2018

Forecasters say it will be warm again today, then we’ll see a cooling trend beginning tomorrow. Today, we’ll see temperatures in the north county up around 104. Then look for temperatures dropping below the century mark. Sunday through Thursday of next week, temperatures will be in the low 90’s. Then next weekend, it will get…