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California Mid State Fair 7.27.2021

The California Mid State Fair continues today at the Paso Robles Event Center. The market hog, sheep and beef shows got underway at eight this morning. And again at six this evening at the Hearst equestrian center, Tommy Harris of Harris Stage Lines demonstrates how people once worked with draft horses. Father and son, Hilario…

Barbara Boxer Robbed in Oakland 7.27.2021

Former senator Barbara Boxer was the victim of an assault and robbery in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland. A young assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and then jumped into a waiting car. The assault and robbery occurred at 1:15 yesterday afternoon. The 80-year-old democrat said she was “shook…

Governor Gavin Newsom Orders 7.27.2021

With covid 19 showing an increase in cases, the governor orders health care employees and California state workers to demonstrate proof of vaccination or continue to wear masks. Those who are not vaccinated, will also undergo regular covid-19 testing. The governor announcing yesterday that the rules go into effect next month. Meanwhile, the recall effort…

Opener For Tuesday 7.27.2021

Did you get any rain at your place yesterday afternoon? In the north county, most areas received only a trace. Four one hundreds in Santa Margarita recorded. Only one one hundredth in Atascadero. But Arroyo Grande received a quarter of an inch of rain yesterday. Same for Grover Beach and Pismo Beach. Nipomo received over…

North County Weather 7.26.2021

Sunny today, but cooler, highs near 86 in Paso Robles. 81 in Atascadero. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Overnight, clear skies, lows near 60. NW winds 10-15 miles per hour. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, but warmer, highs near 96 in Paso Robles. 91 tomorrow in Atascadero. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast…

Farm News 7.26.2021

The county Agriculture Commissioner reports the value of the county’s agricultural products. They reached 978 million dollars in 2020. That’s down 1% from 2019. It’s the second year in a row that the county’s AG products nearly reached one billion dollars. The county surpassed that level in 2018. The top crop in 2020, strawberries at…

Concerts At The Lake 7.26.2021

Atascadero Lake Park hosted its first concert at the outdoor amphitheater since the pandemic suspended the concerts. Saturday evening, Soundhouse performed before several thousand people in low-back chairs and lounging on blankets in the park. Soundhose played classic rock and a little reggae. While many relaxed among the oak trees enjoying the music, others walked…

Anthem Blue Cross 7.26.2021

Anthem Blue Cross drops Dignity Health hospitals. The contract between the two expired July 15th. It has not been renewed after negotiations failed to reach an agreement. It means that Dignity Health facilities no longer work with Anthem health insurance plans. That includes French hospital in San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital. It…

Sunny Acres 7.26.2021

In San Luis Obispo, the county orders Sunny Acres to clean up the unlicensed facility. The self-proclaimed sober-living facility is just outside the city limits on Los Osos Valley road. Owner Dan Devaul describes the property accommodating 50-75 residents in substandard housing a “sober-living facility” although Sunny Acres has no permit or operating license. Mostly,…

Report on the Riverbed 7.26.2021

Paso Robles police providing a progress report on their effort to remove squatters from the Salinas riverbed. You may remember that back on May 24th, the city posted notices that from the Niblick bridge to the city limits north of the wastewater treatment plant, the Salinas riverbed was a high fire risk area, and people…