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Vaping Statistics 12.19.2019

About 1 out of 5 high school students in the U.S. say they vaped marijuana in the past year, and its popularity has been booming faster than nicotine vaping. That’s according to a report released Wednesday by a national institute on drub abuse. (Thank the voters for passing Prop 64!) Electronic cigarettes and other battery-powered…

Impeachment Hoax 12.19.2019

The house voted yesterday to impeach President Donald Trump on two counts. Article one, abuse of power. Article two, obstruction of congress. Last March, house speaker Nancy (San Fran Nan) Pelosi said that impeachment should be a bi-partisan effort. The vote, however, was strictly along party lines. Your elected congressman Salud Carbajal, voted in favor…

Oceano Dunes 12.19.2019

A 48-acre section of the Oceano Dunes will be closed off for camping. That section to be fenced off by the end of the year. Fencing is going up this week. The intent is to protect public health. They say the reasoning is, the campers are stirring up dust, which is producing dangerous particulates in…

Jordan Cunningham and Blood Alley 12.19.2019

Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham announces that his office, in collaboration with local stakeholders has secured $10.3 million dollars in Inter-Regional Transportation Improvement Program funding to be committed to the state route 46 Corridor Improvement Project. In October, the commission released its preliminary 2020 funding proposal that would have eliminated the funding needed to finish the highway…

White Christmas 12.19.2019

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas in the north county, you may be surprised to hear, it’s a possibility. John Lindsay of PG and E says a storm headed our way will dump up to 1.25 inches of rain this weekend. Another storm will arrive around Christmas Day. Meanwhile, the freezing level will drop…

North County Weather 12.17.2019

Overcast today, highs in the low 60’s. Cloudy overnight with a 40% chance of rain, lows near 40. Tomorrow, partly cloudy, mostly sunny, a 20% chance of rain, highs near 60. The long range forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through the week, highs in the mid 50’s to low 60’s. Then, we may get…

One Sad Note 12.17.2019

Margaret Johanna Burrel Hall died recently. She and her husband Robert Hall started the winery that bears his name. There will be a celebration of her life Sunday, December 22nd from 2-4 at Robert Hall Winery in Paso Robles. Memorial donations can be made at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles. Margaret Hall dead…

Vine Street Apparel 12.17.2019

Today is the final day of the Samples and Overstock Sales for Vine Street Apparel. The clothing is designed by Kristi Reeves, who lives in the north county. It’s manufactured in the south county. That sale runs from 8-6 today at the Women’s Center on Main street in Templeton. That’s across the street from Upscale…

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Other Stories This Tuesday 12.17.2019

That former Atascadero teacher arrested in September for taking inappropriate pictures of his students is alleging that police illegally obtained the evidence against him. Chris Lynn Berdoll is charged with 20 counts of possessing child pornography. Roadwork will close highway one overnight this week. Both lanes will be closed about two miles south of Ragged…