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Tiger in Oakland 6.01.2020

An unrelated police report impacted rioting and looting in Oakland last night. Shortly after ten, police got a report of a tiger on the loose near the Oakland zoo. Word spread through the crowd of looters and protesters on Broadway in Oakland near Pill Hill, where numerous hospitals are located. Most protesters quickly cleared the…

Nipomo Dunes 6.01.2020

One impact of the government imposed shutdown inspired by the corona virus pandemic, the closing of the Oceano Dunes to recreational vehicles. Supervisor Lynn Compton represents the area of southern San Luis Obispo county. She says despite the fact the particulate count has increased during a ban on the dunes, the air pollution control district…

Covid 19 – 6.01.2020

The massive protest demonstrations are raising concern that the gatherings may spread the corona virus. Meanwhile, testing for Covid-19 will continue one more week at the Veterans Memorial building on Scott street in Paso Robles. Then it will move south to San Luis Obispo. Anyone can get tested, it’s free. Beginning one week from today,…

North County Weather 5.29.2020

Mostly sunny today, but some clouds. Much cooler today. Highs this afternoon in the mid 70’s. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. Lows in the mid 50’s Tomorrow, cloudy with a 30% chance of showers in the morning hours. Partly cloudy tomorrow afternoon. Highs in the low…

Library 5.29.2020

Of all the public institutions which are closed by the government imposed shut down, one that is sorely missed is the library. Now there’s a song about it. A cute song about public libraries. We’ll put the entire song on our website. It’s pretty good. But a lot of people miss the library. And quite…

Atascadero Bank Robbery 5.29.2020

The Atascadero police department is investigating a bank robbery which occurred late yesterday afternoon. Around 4 yesterday afternoon a man robbed the Golden 1 Bank in the 8700 block of El Camino Real. Police say a man gave a bank employee a note demanding money and stating he had a gun. He left with with…

Unemployment 5.29.2020

Because of the government-imposed shut down, unemployment in San Luis Obispo county is now 13.7%. That’s up from 3.8 percent in March. In April of 2019 it was 2.6%. Over the past month, most local hotels occupancy rates fell below 20%. 1900 county residents lost their jobs. The state’s rate of unemployment because of the…

Pandemic Fraud 5.29.2020

The corona-virus pandemic has led to fraud by public officials and opportunists. This week, a company files a lawsuit in San Luis Obispo superior court alleging that seven individuals and four companies were involved in the conspiracy to defraud the business. Bandana Trading Inc says it lost one half million dollars. They ordered one million…

Covid-19 5.29.2020

San Luis Obispo county reports two new coronavirus case yesterday. That brings the total to 268 residents out of a population of 285 thousand. Of those cases 23 are recovering. Still only one death, an 86-year-old man who was battling cancer. Of the 268 cases in the county, 243 have fully recovered. 20 are recovering…