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Weather 8.02.2019

Just in time for the weekend, temperatures will climb back up to 100 for the next few days. Near 100 today, tomorrow and Sunday, then dropping off Monday. We’ll be back in the 80’s by Tuesday. High temperatures will hover in the upper 80’s and low 90’s through next weekend. It will be near 100…

North County Weather 8.01.2019

Sunny today highs near 90.Westerly winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows in the mid 50’s. NW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs near 100. NNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through the weekend. High temperatures near the century mark through the…

Winemakers’ Cookoff 8.01.2019

The 21st annual Winemakers’ Cookoff is coming up next Saturday, August tenth at the Paso Robles Event Center. Gary Eberle says the Winemakers’ Cookoff has become an institution over the past 21 years. Tickets for the Paso Robles Rotary Winemakers’ Cookoff are available on line at winemakerscookoff.com. $90 per person. $50 for designated drivers. 6-9…

Fighter Jet Crashes 8.01.2019

A US Navy fighter jet crashed yesterday in Death Valley national park. The F/A-18 Super Hornet was on a routine training mission from Lemoore naval air station. The plane crashed near an overlook where aviation fans often watch military pilots speeding low through a chasm they call Star Wars canyon. The status of the pilot…

New Firefighters 8.01.2019

In Sacramento yesterday, governor Gavin Newsom signs an executive order that allows Cal Fire to hire about 400 additional seasonal firefighters in California. The bill signed yesterday by the governor invests nearly one billion in emergency preparedness, response and recovery. About 400 additional seasonal firefighters will be hired in the state. 24 of those firefighters…

Kirk Creek Camp Fire 8.01.2019

That fire in Big Sur has now burned about 300 acres. Andrew Madsen of the US Forest Service says the fire broke through the retardant line overnight on Tuesday. About 480 firefighters are battling the fire. Nacimiento-Ferguson road is closed at both highway 1 and Fort Hunter Liggett. The fire was reported at 5:30 Tuesday…

Garlic Festival 8.01.2019

Last weekend’s mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival raises a question about local law enforcement’s ability to respond to an active shooter. Jerel Haley is the Atascadero police chief. He says it’s difficult to prepare for an active shooter, because the scenario is often different. He says Gilroy prevented a dangerous situation from getting…

North County Weather 7.31.2019

Sunny today, highs in the mid 80’s. WSW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows near 50. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs in the upper 80’s. Westerly winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through the weekend. High temperatures going back to…

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Other Stories This Wednesday 7.31.2019

Bird watchers in Cambria are all a twitter over the sighting of two western snowy plovers near the mouth of Santa Rosa creek. They say the birds are threatened with extinction. Will this be a new home for the birds? State parks scientist Regena Orr says about 20-30 plovers visited the area last year. They’re…

Hiker Found 7.31.2019

A 46-year-old hiker from Santa Barbara failed to finish a 40-mile hike in the Los Padres national forest. Wesley Welch was scheduled to finish the hike on Sunday, but he and his dog never returned. Fortunately, Welch had given his family a route plan and along the way he signed trail registers, which aided the…