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Vegetation Fire 8.20.2019

Another fire on 101 near Santa Barbara road yesterday temporarily closed highway 101 in the southbound direction. The truck was reported on fire just before 2 yesterday afternoon. The big rig was traveling southbound on 101, carrying 79,000 pounds of rocks when a rear tire went flat. Driver Jorge Luis Gonzales of Bakersfield pulled over…

In Sports 8.19.2019

High school football season officially begins this week, but several teams played scrimmages last Friday. Atascadero hosted Templeton for a non-scoring scrimmage. Templeton athletic director Lindsay Campagna Franklin says the players were excited to see some action. Josh Aston is the new principal. He’s from Idaho, but his wife has family here in the north…

Oxford Suites 8.19.2019

The Oxford Suites is open in Paso Robles. The 101-room hotel quietly opened on July 15th at the south end of town. The hotel’s decor includes photos of of Paso Robles when it was known as “almond capital of the world”. The hotel is not far from Derby Winery, which celebrates the same history in…

Peter Fonda 8.19.2019

Actor Peter Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. The actor was the only son of Henry Fonda, and brother of actress Jane Fonda. Henry Fonda died in 1982. Peter is best known for writing and starring in the movie “Easy Rider.” The film was produced for $380 thousand dollars, and grossed…

Skeeter 8.19.2019

Skeeter Mangan of Los Osos will not be charged for taking the San Luis Obispo police chief’s weapon. Skeeter found the handgun in a restroom, where the chief had inadvertently left it at a restaurant on Los Osos Valley road in San Luis. Skeeter hid the gun in his clothes and left the restaurant. Skeeter’s…

Grewal Fundraiser in Creston 8.19.2019

The California primary was moved up from June to March, which inspires candidates to start stumping earlier than usual. On Saturday night, three local candidates showed up at a fundraiser in rural Creston for supervisor Debbie Arnold, who is running for reelection. Greg Grewal hosted the event at his ranch. He said it went well.…

Weather 8.19.2019

After an unseasonably cool weekend, we’ll enjoy another mild afternoon today, before the temperature goes back up in the north county. The highs to be in the low 80’s this afternoon. Low 90’s tomorrow and upper 90’s on Wednesday. Friday temperatures will drop back into the mid 80’s and will hover in the low to…

North County Weather 8.16.2019

Sunny today, highs in the mid 90’s. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows in the mid 50’s. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs in the low 80’s. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for cooler temperatures Sunday, then look for warmer temperatures returning…

In Sports 8.16.2019

Although the official high school season does not begin until next Friday, there’s a scrimmage this evening at Atascadero high school. The Greyhounds hosting the Templeton Eagles. JV at 5:30 varsity at 7. Then, the Templeton Eagles open at Caruthers in the valley next weekend. You can hear that game between Templeton and Caruthers live…