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Pona The Fossa Dies 1.31.2020

One sad note today, The Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero lost one of its most popular animals. Pona the Fossa died after a long life at the zoo. Zoo director Alan Baker says most Fossas live 12-13 years. Pona lived to be 20. Fossas are from Madagascar. They are the top predator on the island,…

Kristin Smart Case 1.31.2020

The San Luis Obispo county sheriffs department releasing a statement saying they’ve taken two trucks into custody as evidence in the investigation into the suspected murder of Krisin Smart. Smart disappeared 24 years ago. The last person to be seen with her was Paul Flores, a fellow Cal Poly student from Arroyo Grande. The sheriff’s…

Off Road Vehicles 1.31.2020

Today, those who enjoy riding off road vehicles on the Oceano Dunes are going to hold a rally in Sacramento to protest recent closures at the dunes. Hundreds of people are expected to convene at the capitol building. Recently, state officials closed SVRA, a 48-acre site that includes a popular camping area. It was fenced…

Debate 1.31.2020

Another day, another debate. Supervisor Debbie Arnold and progressive challenger Ellen Beraud faced one another last night at the county government center. About fifty people sat through the debate,which included questions posed by the League of Women Voters. Beraud was a no show for a debate Wednesday night in Templeton. She also failed to show…

Weekend Weather 1.31.2020

Forecasters say the weather this weekend will be sunny. In fact they’re forecasting sunny weather all the way through next week. Today and tomorrow, temperatures will reach the low to mid 70’s in the afternoon hours in the north county. Sunday will be cooler and windy. Then more sunshine all the way through next weekend.…

North County Weather 1.30.2020

Mostly sunny this afternoon, after morning fog and low cloud, highs in the mid 60’s. NNE winds 5-10 miles per hour. Partly cloudy skies overnight, lows near 40. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, but a little warmer, highs in the low 70’s. The extended forecast calls mostly sunny skies through the weekend, but warmer- highs Saturday in…

Employment Law 1.30.2020

Today, the Atascadero chamber of commerce is hosting an update on employment law. Attorney Susan Waag will speak at an update from 11:30 until one today at the Spring Hill Suites in Atascadero. Call the Atascadero chamber for more information or to make reservations.

Uber Rider 1.30.2020

A Paso Robles woman is suing Uber, claiming her driver sexually assaulted her. She says the driver then had her arrested for allegedly assaulting him. Jill Marsh says she called Uber back on January 22nd to get a ride home to her house on the east side of Paso Robles. She says the driver went…

Off Road Vehicles 1.30.2020

Tomorrow, those who enjoy riding off road vehicles on the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area are going to hold a rally in Sacramento to protest recent closures at the dunes. Hundreds of people are expected to convene at the capitol building tomorrow. Recently, state officials closed SVRA, a 48 acre site that includes a…

Earthquake 1.30.2020

Did you feel the earthquake yesterday morning? It measured 2.2 on the Richter sale. It was centered about seven miles northeast of San Simeon along the central coast. It rattled windows at 11:03 yesterday morning. A similar quake shook the same area back on November 7th. That one measured 2.3 on the Richter scale.