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North County Weather 8.13.2021

Sunny skies today, highs near 94 in Paso Robles. Near 88 in Atascadero. W winds 10-20 miles per hour. Overnight, clear skies, lows near 61. W winds 10-15 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny, but warmer, highs near 96 in Paso Robles. 88 in Atascadero. W winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for…

The Nipomo Race Track Closes 8.13.2021

The Santa Maria raceway in Nipomo is closing. A dispute with a neighboring homeowners association has convinced the owner to close the raceway just off 101. Nick Duggan says he’s tired of the battles with San Luis Obispo county permits and licenses. Duggan says shortly after he started booking events, he started receiving noise complaints…

Census 2020 Results 8.13.2021

The Census Bureau finally releasing information about California’s population. The 2020 Census results delayed because of the pandemic and government-imposed shut down. The new Census results indicate the number of Latinos in California grew by about 1.6 million, or 11%. That’s much greater than the state’s rate of growth, which was 6%. The number of…

Smart Trial Continues 8.13.2021

The preliminary hearing in the Kristin Smart murder trial continues in San Luis superior court. The handler for a cadaver dog talked Wednesday about her dog’s ability. Adela Morris says her dog, Cholla, was one of the best trained dogs in the state. She says Cholla gave her the strongest alert that she’s seen. That’s…

Teacher Speaks Out on Masking 8.13.2021

During the discussion of the mask wearing regulations imposed in the Paso Robles school district, one voice left a haunting impression. The speaker was a teacher in the PRJUSD, Audio below: The applause continued longer, but the sound system defeated the noise. Regardless, the district adopted the mask requirements in public schools to comply with…

IWMA 8.13.2021

Tuesday, San Luis Obispo county supervisors voted to pull out of the Integrated Waste Management Authority. The IWMA. Supervisors Dawn Ortiz-Legg and Bruce Gibson defended the IWMA and argued to maintain the joint powers agreement. Bruce Gibson says, the debate is all about Styrofoam. Now, a new development. We learn, the newly appointed executive of…

Opener For Friday 8.13.2021

Sunny and warm in the north county today and tomorrow. Highs in the mid 90’s. Then beginning Sunday, it gets hot for a couple days. Highs of 104 Sunday and Monday in the north county. Then it cools off again Tuesday. High temperatures in the mid 80’s Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

North County Weather 8.12.2021

Partly cloudy skies today, highs near 98 in Paso Robles. Near 95 Atascadero. WNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Overnight, clear skies, lows near 61. W winds 10-15 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny, but warmer, highs near 96 in Paso Robles. 91 in Atascadero. W winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for…

CA Mid State Fair Attendance 8.12.2021

The California Mid-State Fair finally out with it’s final results from the recent fair. They call the 2021 fair a tremendous “modified” success. $2.3 million raised in the livestock auctions with 615 animals. Concerts drew over 15,000 paid attendees. Over 5,000 went to the Little Big Town concert. The industrial arts auction brought in $102…

Big Sur Hotel Fire 8.12.2021

A Big Sur hotel and restaurant was destroyed by fire late Tuesday night. Fire crews responded to a structure fire at Lucia Lodge around 11:30 Tuesday night. The flames had broken through the roof of the restaurant. Firefighters were able to stop the fire’s spread toward the general store. Angela Padilla is Big Sur fire’s…