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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…

North County Weather 8.02.2019

Sunny today, highs near 100. NNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows in the mid 50’s. NNW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs near 100. NW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through next week. High temperatures near the century mark Sunday,…

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Monterey Bay Aquarium 8.02.2019

Monterey Bay aquarium is hosting an adult sleep-over in honor of its 35th anniversary. The event is called “Sweet Dreams Are Made of Seaweed: an ’80’s Sleepover Party.” It’s named after the Eurythmics song, “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This.” Tickets for the sleep over are $150 for aquarium members and $175 for non-members. The…

Concerts in the Park 8.02.2019

After a one week hiatus, Concerts in the Park returned to Paso Robles Downtown City Park Thursday night. Noach Tangeras Band entertained a good crowd at the park. The concerts took a break last week because of all the musical entertainment at the Mid-State Fair. Recreation Services Manager Linda Plescia said, “I’m impressed so many…

Mid State Fair 8.02.2019

This year’s edition of the Mid State Fair attracted 426 thousand fair-goers. That’s down slightly from 2017 and about the same as 2018. Concert tickets also down from last year. Concert goers purchased 76 thousand tickets to see acts like Lynyrd Skynrd, Miranda Lambert, Smokey Robinson and The Zac Brown Band. That’s down about 2,000…