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Other Stories This Monday 7.27.2020

Remember the Avila fire in mid-June. That fire burned 400 acres of vegetation and threatened a number of homes. Fire officials say that fire was intentionally started in a creek bed adjacent to Avila Beach drive. It was started about 70 feet from the road. The fire spread quickly though the Pismo Beach and Shell…

Atascadero 7.27.2020

In Atascadero, a drive-up burger barbecue tomorrow afternoon in the parking lot next to the chamber of commerce. And as you might imagine, the Central Coast Roller Derby team will be on roller skates, delivering your burgers. The Jammers will do the delivery. The blockers will help keep the roadway clear, throwing elbows and knees…

Protests 7.27.2020

Protests continue in San Luis Obispo. They held a demonstration Saturday afternoon at the county courthouse. The peaceful demonstration was promoted as a “silent sit-in for black lives.” That was the fourth consecutive demonstration in four days. San Luis Obispo mayor Heidi Harmon’s son was not there. He is reportedly protesting in Portland where the…

Ethnic Studies 7.27.2020

In an effort to appease black lives matters, the Cal State University board of trustees votes to implement new ethnic studies courses. Trustees voting 13-5 last week to replace one of the three unit social science requirements with a class in Native American, African American, Asian American or Latino studies. The new guidelines would also…

Paso Robles Schools 7.27.2020

Distance learning, that’s the way schools will begin the school in late August. Dr. Curt Dubost told the school board late last week. That distance is learning is mandated because of the requirements set by the governor. There may be exceptions for students who don’t do well in distance learning. Special needs and homeless children…

Dick Mason

Open 7.27.2020

This week we’ll see warmer temperatures in the north county than last week. Highs in the mid 90’s until Friday, when it’s expected to climb over 100 degrees for a couple days. Then, the north county cool off again early next week. For the next few days, it will be windy again for in the…

North County Weather 7.24.2020

Morning clouds becoming mostly sunny this afternoon, highs near 90. Westerly winds 15-25 miles per hour. Overnight, mostly cloudy with lows in the low 50’s. Westerly winds at 10-20 mph. Tomorrow, mostly sunny after morning clouds, highs in the upper 80’s. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour tomorrow. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny…

In Sports 7.24.2020

The Dodgers beat the Giants 8-1 in the season opener for each team. On the east coast, the Yankees beat the Washington Senators 4-1 in a rain-shortened game. The Seattle hockey team finally has a name. After considering names like the Sockeyes, Steelhead, Evergreens and Metropolitans, the team selected the name the Seattle Kraken. The…

Atascadero 7.24.2020

The Atascadero chamber of commerce is selling tickets for a drive through event next Tuesday. According to Emily Reneau of the Atascadero chamber of commerce, it’s band, burgers and root beer. The event is Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot next to the chamber of commerce of El Camino Real. For more information go to…

San Luis Obispo Police & Protests 7.24.2020

San Luis Obispo police say that the driver who navigated his car through a small crowd of protesters during Tuesday’s black lives matters protest march was fearful of their “mob mentality.” Police say the driver was justified in moving through the crowd. A news release from police describes him as a “vandalism victim.” Protesters struck…