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National Night Out 8.06.2019

Late this afternoon in Atascadero, National Night Out to be celebrated by police and the community. Police chief Jerrel Haley says it’s an opportunity for the community to meet local police officers in a relaxed atmosphere. National Night Out is from 5-7 this afternoon at the sunken gardens in downtown Atascadero. You’re invited to stop…

Short Term Rentals 8.06.2019

After years of public hearings, task force meetings, workshop and discussion, tonight the Paso Robles city council is expected to approve an ordinance which will allow more than 350 short term vacation rentals to continue to operate in the city of Paso Robles. Warren Frace is the community development director. Those are the properties impacted…

Fire 8.06.2019

Temperatures reached 107 yesterday afternoon in parts of the north county. Today will be in the low 90’s. But after all the rain we got last winter, and the dry, windy weather so far this summer, fire danger is serious if not extreme. That’s one reason Paso Robles fire chief Jonathon Stornetta is going to…

North County Weather 8.05.2019

Sunny today, highs near 96. WNW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows in the mid 50’s. W winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs near 90. NW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through the week, with cooler temperatures.

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Sebastians 8.05.2019

Sebastian’s building in San Simeon is getting renovated. The Hearst Winery tasting room and the 140-year-old post office are moving temporarily. The building will be updated with new roofing, plumbing, foundation, piping and electrical work. The building dates back to 1878. The US post office is conducting a public meeting at 11:30 this morning at…

Bridge Closure 8.05.2019

Caltrans says a bridge at Huerhuero creek on River road in Paso Robles has “potential structural deficiencies.” It’s the southern bridge of two bridges on River road. Caltrans will do a more thorough inspection of the bridge while it closed. Road closure advisory signs are posted at Cross Canyons road, Wellsona road and River Oaks…

Fire in the Riverbed 8.05.2019

Another vegetation fire Thursday near the Salinas riverbed. Paso Robles fire and emergency services responding at to a fire near 3200 Sulphur Springs road. They found an acre of thick grass and brush burning with a slow rate of spread. Two fire engines from Paso Robles, two from Cal Fire and one from Templeton fire…

Paso Robles City Council 8.05.2019

Another big meeting for Paso Robles city council. Two big items on the agenda. Cleaning up the river bed and short term rentals. At the last meeting, fire chief Jonathona Stornetta asked for emergency measures to clean up the river bed. Police chief Ty Lewis said cleaning out the river bed will be an ongoing…

Mass Shootings 8.05.2019

A week after the mass shooting at Gilroy’s Garlic Festival, two more shootings. 20 people killed in El Paso. Nine people killed in Dayton, Ohio. In all three cases. Police response was immediate. Is north county prepared for an event like this? Atascadero police chief Jerrel Haley says it’s difficult to prepare for an active…