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Cal Poly Admissions 4.20.2020

Applications to Cal Poly in the fall are down from 2018, but the standards remain high. Just over 52 thousand students applied for the fall quarter. That compares to 54,663 students in 2018. Incoming freshman had an average GPA of 4.10. The average SAT score was 1379. 11 thousand transfer students applied. 2 thousand were…

Paso Robles City Council 4.20.2020

Paso Robles city council meets tomorrow night. It will be a virtual meeting with council members calling in to the library conference room. The city will get a budget update on the impact on the coronavirus shutdown. They will also conduct a public hearing on a proposed 200-unit residential project. You can hear the meeting…

Rebound 4.20.2020

The economic impact of this shut down in San Luis Obispo county is devastating families and many local businesses. The shut down cannot end soon enough for many local businesses. On the positive side, Michael Manchack says the rebound will be swift and strong. He says he discussed rebound with Chris Thornberg with Beacon Economics…

Wuhan China Coronavirus SLO Update 4.20.2020

San Luis Obispo county health director Penny Borenstein extends the shut down for two more weeks, until May 16th. Borenstein making that announcement Friday. Yesterday, one new corona-virus case confirmed. That brings the total to 132 in San Luis Obispo county. Of those 132 confirmed cases in the county, 111 recovered. 18 are recovering at…

Week’s Weather 4.20.2020

We may see some clouds this morning, but otherwise, this week will be mostly sunny with increasingly warm temperatures. Highs in the mid 80’s by Wednesday. And highs may reach 90 Saturday afternoon. Only a 10% chance of rain for the next three to four days, otherwise sunshine. We’ll have more on the weather coming…

North County Weather 4.17.2020

Cloudy skies this morning, partial clearing this afternoon. Widely scattered showers, maybe even a thunderstorm this afternoon. Highs in the mid 60’s. Tonight, increasing clouds overnight, a 20% chance of rain. Lows in the upper 40’s. Clouds and sunshine, sunny and cooler, highs in the mid 60’s. A 10% chance of precipitation. The extended forecast…

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Other Stories This Friday 4.17.2020

The US Forest Service closes trails and roads near Big Sur. That includes Nacimiento-Fergusson road # 22s-01. A lot of trails and trail-heads along highway one are also closed. The San Luis Tribune is telling subscribers to activate their digital access today. The daily may stop publishing the newspaper soon. If they do, you could…

Governor Newsom & Illegals 4.17.2020

Governor Gavin Newsom makes it official. California will distribute $125 million dollars to illegal immigrants as part of the state stimulus program. The federal program did not include illegals. The governor suggests, however, that $125 million is not enough. He says 10% of the state’s workforce consists of undocumented immigrants. He says they paid more…

Atascadero High School 4.17.2020

Public schools still finding their way through the government imposed shut down. At Atascadero high school, administrators are meeting with teachers and local community leaders to determine how to celebrate graduation and scholarship night. Superintendent Tom Butler tells KPRL district officials are meeting now with teachers and community leaders to find a way to stage…