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Wuhan China Coronavirus 3.18.2020

The county health department reported three additional cases of Wuhan corona-virus yesterday. It brings the total number of confirmed cases in San Luis Obispo county to six. Dr. Penny Borenstein says, “This is not a surprise and we have been planning and preparing accordingly.” She says “what is vitally important right now is that we…

North County Weather 3.18.2020

Sunny skies with only a 10% chance of rain, highs near 60. Tonight, mostly clear skies with a 10% chance of showers, lows in the upper 30’s. Tomorrow, sunny skies with a 20% chance of rain. Highs in the upper 50’s. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through Sunday. Then rain arriving Monday.

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Other Stories This Wednesday 3/18/2020

Cal Poly classes this coming spring quarter will be online. Students won’t have to come back to San Luis Obispo. No in-person classes will be held during spring quarter. Commencement exercises will be postponed. Paso Robles police are looking for two suspects who started a fire at Lowe’s Home Improvement store, and then stole a…

Paso Robles City Council 3.18.2020

A small turn out for the Paso Robles city council last night. The mayor set the tone for a strange meeting at the library conference room. He was not present. Neither was councilman Fred Strong or city manager Tom Frutchy. The most poignant message came from Pastor Cole in his invocation. After his moving invocation,…

Atascadero Chamber 3.18.2020

The Atascadero city council held an urgency meeting yesterday afternoon at the rotunda to declare a state of emergency in the city. Mayor Heather Moreno says it’s mostly procedural. She says the designation cuts red tape. Yesterday afternoon at the rotunda, the Atascadero city council unanimously declared a state of emergency.

North County Weather 3.17.2020

Cloudy skies with a 50% chance of rain. Scattered thunderstorms later today, highs near 55. Tonight, mostly clear skies with a 10% chance of showers, lows in the mid 30’s. Tomorrow, sunny skies with a 10% chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50’s. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through Saturday. Then…

Fatal at Cholame Y – 3.17.2020

The CHP identifies one victim in that fatal crash Sunday night on highway 46 near the Cholame Y. The 84-year-old driver of a motor coach killed when his vehicle crossed the center divide into the path of a tractor trailer rig. The driver of the motor coach is reportedly from San Luis Obispo, but he…

Bars Closed 3.17.2020

Yesterday, the public health department held a news conference regarding the third case of the coronavirus reported in the county. County health officer Dr. Penney Borenstein says a third local case has manifested. That was confirmed at two yesterday afternoon. The victim has not been identified, but Dr. Borenstein says it’s an adult under the…

Paso Robles Schools 3.17.2020

The free lunch program in the Paso Robles school district resumes today with drive-up service at four schools in the district. Joey Vaughn is food service director for the school district. He says that free food service for qualified students begins today from 11-1 at Flamson middle school, Georgia Brown elementary school, Pifer elementary school,…