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California Budget 6.14.2019

The California state legislature passed a 214.8 billion dollar budget deal yesterday. It includes new spending on schools, homelessness and free health care for some illegal aliens. They are described in the legislation as undocumented immigrants. The budget also includes money earmarked for surplus. The governor has 12 days to sign or veto the bill.…

Shandon Fire 6.14.2019

The Shandon fire is 95% contained. Firefighters constructed nearly 10 miles of fire line. The fire burned nearly 2000 acres near Shandon. Named the McMillan fire, the fire started Wednesday. The precise size of the fire is 1764 acres. Cal Fire public information officer Clint Bullard says the winds yesterday cooperated with firefighters.

Great White Shark Sighting 6.13.2019

Open water training in Bodega Bay for the Sonoma county sheriff’s department was canceled this week after a sheriff’s helicopter spotted a 15-foot great white shark in shallow water near the Estero Americano. The deputies had been in the same water the day before. Shark sightings are not unusual at Bodega Bay, north of San…

Space X Launch 6.13.2019

Did you hear the Falcon 9 rocket blast off yesterday from Vandenberg air force base? The Space X rocket blasted off at 7:17 yesterday morning. It sent into space three satellites for the Canadian space agency. The launch described as successful, including the return of the reusable Space X rocket to the launch pad. They’ll…

Accident on Creston Road 6.13.2019

A car overturned yesterday morning on Creston road in Paso Robles. The driver said he swerved to avoid a vehicle which turned into his lane from Niblick road. His sedan struck the island in Creston road and overturned. The driver was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Creston road was closed for about an…

PG & E and Power Issues 6.13.2019

If you’re confused by the new PG and E program PSPS, which stands for Public Safety, Power Shut off, you’re not alone. PG and E’s Eric Daniels spent over an hour explaining it to Atascadero city council Tuesday night. A week from tonight, PG and E will conduct an open house in San Luis to…

Shandon Wildfire 6.13.2019

The McMillian fire near Shandon remains at 50% containment. The fire has burned 2,000 acres. Cal Fire says they expect to have full containment tonight. The McMillan fire broke out around one near Shandon. It briefly closed highway 46. The westbound lanes were closed at Bitterwater road. The eastbound lanes were shut down at the…

Weather 6.13.2019

If you thought it was hot this week in the north county, you’re right. Record breaking heat in Paso Robles. On Tuesday, the high temperature was 103 degrees at the Paso Robles airport. That broke the record for the date set back in 1979. The previous record was 102. John Lindsey of PG and E…