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Covid SLO Update 8.21.2020

The county reports 34 new coronavirus cases yesterday. The number of people hospitalized in the county drops to below 20. So far, 20 county residents have died with Covid-19. 75% of those people were over the age of 85. Of the other five fatalities, two were in their 60’s, the other three were between 65…

Smokey Skies 8.21.2020

The smoky skies expected to continue through the weekend. That’s due in large part because of the River fire burning out of control just south of Salinas. Tony Davis says the fire has burned just under 40 Thousand acres. The Carmel fire is still burning out of control. Officials expect the Carmel fire to merge…

North County Weather 8.20.2020

Sunny today with highs near 107. Near 104 in Atascadero, NNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tonight, clear then increasing cloudiness after midnight. Lows near 60, NNW 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs near 104. NNW winds increasing to 15-25 miles per hour tomorrow afternoon. The extended forecast calls for cooler temperatures later…

Rally for Dan Dow 8.20.2020

Because of the smokey skies, the rally to back Dan Dow has been postponed one week. The event will be held in San Luis Obispo one week from tonight from 5:30-7:30 at the county government center in San Luis Obispo. The rally is to show support for the district attorney who has been under attack…

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Cost of Protests in SLO 8.20.2020

So what is the cost of all the protests by black lives matters in San Luis Obispo county? Law enforcement agencies say the cost to tax payers has been $825 thousand dollars so far. But most law enforcement officials say the actual cost is much higher when you consider wear and tear on officers forced…

Fire Emergency 8.20.2020

Governor Gavin Newsom declared an emergency Tuesday over wildfires burning throughout California. Meanwhile, the state’s power grid operator pleaded for continued conservation to avoid rolling blackouts. The state is in a long heatwave that has stressed the electrical system and resulted in rolling blackouts over two nights last weekend. Because of the fires, evacuations were…

Homeless Camp 8.20.2020

Late Tuesday night, just before the end of the Paso Robles city council meeting, one of the councilman asked about the situation at the new homeless facility on north River road. Some council members asked questions of police chief Ty Lewis, but it was decided that the issue needed to be put on an agenda…

Paso City Council On Coronavirus 8.20.2020

The Paso Robles city council was all about the coronavirus at Tuesday night’s meeting. Councilman Fred Strong says the government is getting a little too heavy handed. Councilman John Hamon says some people are not following the direction of the governor. Councilman Steve Gregory says the city has to do a better job of telling…

Paso Robles Schools 8.20.2020

Paso Robles schools begin operating with distance learning today. It means the teachers will be in the classrooms, but the students will be at home. Superintendent Curt Dubost offered words of welcome yesterday in his Wednesday fireside chat. Students were to pick up chrome books and laptops this week, but according to a spokesperson at…

Opening Monologue 8.20.2020

You’ll see smokey skies and hot weather again, high temperatures around 107 in Paso Robles. 104 in Atascadero. The smoke in the north county air is primarily from the River fire, which continues to burn out of control in northern Monterey county. The fire is burning south of Salinas. So far, it’s burned 15,050 acres…