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Opening Monologue 5.12.2020

Did you get any rain at your place early this morning? We had about a 25% chance of rain this morning, but none reported in this section of the north county. Maybe you got some at your place. Maybe some drizzle. We got another update on corona virus in the county yesterday afternoon. Another six…

North County Weather 5.11.2020

Sunny today, highs this afternoon in the mid 70’s. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tonight, cloudy, lows in the low 50’s, a 25% chance of rain. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with a few clouds, highs near 70. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny…

Duck and Ducklings 5.11.2020

While hundreds of Atascadero residents and visitors walked around Atascadero Lake on Sunday, Mothers’ Day, a duck and eight ducklings spent the afternoon in the lagoon at the south end of the island. The mother duck led her ducklings to a log extending from the island, which was already occupied by two turtles enjoying the…

Mothers Day and The Printery 5.11.2020

On Sunday, the Atascadero Printery Foundation sold Lasagna Dinners for Mother’s Day. Three board members set up a booth outside the Printery a couple blocks from the Rotunda. Karen McNamara, Gina Cirocco and Greg Ravatt sold the $40 dinners-for-four at a booth outside the fence guarding the old brick building in downtown Atascadero. Proceeds will…

Cruise Protest in Paso 5.11.2020

Several thousand people turned out Friday night for a cruise along Spring street in downtown Paso Robles. Classic and contemporary cars drove back and forth along Spring street between about 8th and 21st street. Some people sat on chairs or stood along Spring street, particularly in the downtown city park. The event was well attended,…

Tesla 5.11.2020

Because of the government imposed shut down, Tesla may be moving out of California. On Saturday, Elon Musk’s Tesla, sued California’s Alameda county for prohibiting the automaker from restarting manufacturing operations at its plant in Fremont. Tesla had been preparing to get the assembly lines running again Friday, but the county said the company “must…

Surfer Killed in Shark Attack 5.11.2020

A shark attacked and killed a 26-year-old surfer in Monterey Bay Saturday. The surfer customized surfboards for a living. State park officials say the man was surfing off Manresa State Beach on the northern end of Monterey Bay on Saturday when he was attacked by a shark of unknown species. At the time, the beach…

Paso Robles House Fire 5.11.2020

Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services and other fire fighters knocked down a residential structure fire in Paso Robles Friday night. Just before eight Friday evening, two fire engines, one squad and two battalion chiefs from Paso Robles responded to the 400 block of Cool Valley road. Other firefighters from neighboring agencies also responded. Officials…

SLO County Supervisors 5.11.2020

San Luis Obispo county supervisors held a special meeting Friday morning to discuss efforts to re-open the county for business. The virtual meeting was difficult to access because of technical issues, but supervisor John Peschong says the board made some progress. Peschong says the supervisors are frustrated by the lack of cooperation from governor Gavin…