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Fatal Near Buellton 12.22.2020

A 31-year-old Paso Robles motorcyclist was killed when a motorist pulled into her lane on 101 near Buellton. Nicole Grantham was traveling northbound when another driver entered the north bound lanes right in front of her near Jonata Park road. The other driver failed to yield. Grantham’s Harly Davidson crashed into the back of the…

Fatal ATV Crash 12.22.2020

We learn more about the fatal crash of the All-Terrain Vehicle near Harmony early yesterday morning which killed a Paso Robles woman. The woman was riding in the ATV when it rolled off a cliff into the ocean. The CHP received a call at 3:50 yesterday morning. The accident occurred on the beach west of…

SLO Co Covid Update 12.22.2020

As for Covid in our county, 343 new cases reported yesterday. Those cases manifested over the weekend. That’s a new high. Just one death. The person was in their 80’s with serious underlying health issues. That brings the total number of deaths in the county since March to 60. An average of 6 per month.…

Debbie Arnold 12.22.2020

While the governor’s measures are generally supported by elected and appointed officials at city hall in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo county supervisor Debbie Arnold says she’s concerned. Supervisor Arnold says she supports the efforts of assemblyman Jordan Cunningham who has co-authored a bill which would restrict the governor’s emergency power. It will need to…

Governor Gavin Newsom 12.22.2020

In his address from quarantine yesterday, governor Gavin Newsom talked about extending the stay at home order impacting the north county as part of the southern California region. Although there are empty ICU beds in San Luis Obispo county, there are none in southern California or the San Joaquin valley. Regarding extending his stay-at-home order,…

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Opening Monologue 12.22.2020

A six hundred dollar stimulus check, or $300 a week supplemental jobless benefit if you’re not working. That’s what congress is agreeing to this holiday season. Governor Gavin Newsom applauds the action in the nation’s capitol. The $900 billion pandemic relief package includes thousands of pages of other end-of-of-session business. Nancy Pelosi said, “It’s a…

In Sports 12.21.2020

The college football season will end with a predictable play off. Alabama against Notre Dame. Clemson plays Ohio State. The winners pay each other. The same teams made up the final four last year, but they shuffled the games this year. January first, the Fighting Irish play the Crimson Tide in Arlington Texas. The Tigers…

Santa Claus in Paso 12.21.2020

If you have not yet talked with Santa this season, be advised he’s available every day through Christmas Eve at Norma’s House in the downtown city park in Paso Robles. So, Chuck Themens will be standing in for Santa this week through Thursday. Santa took part in both drive through Vine Street Victorian Showcases this…

Population Growth 12.21.2020

Have you had any friends or family move away from the north county? San Luis Obispo county and California in general are seeing declining population. The county lost population for the second year in a row. State wide, the growth rate was only 0.05%. That’s the lowest in modern recorded history, dating back to 1900.…