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Oceano Dunes 7.22.2019

At the Oceano Dunes, the death toll has set a new record. Six people have died at the dunes this year. That compares to one in 2018, and none in 2017. 2019 is described as the deadliest in the past decade. Officials are trying to address the issue. All of those who were killed were…

Vegetation Fire 7.22.2019

A small vegetation fire near 101 in Templeton slowed traffic on the freeway. Some vehicles were routed off the freeway. The fire burned only a couple of acres at the most, but it was just off the freeway which impacted traffic late yesterday afternoon around 4:15.

River Clean Up 7.22.2019

The Paso Robles city council is cleaning up the riverbed. The intent is to reduce the fire hazard. The 300 thousand dollar clean up includes removing a large number of homeless encampments. Fire chief Jonathon Stornetta says there were one hundred fifteen fires in the river bed in 2018. So far, there have been two…

Fair Update 7.22.2019

Day six at the California mid-state fair. This week, it’s going to get hotter at the fair. Sheriff Ian Parkinson, who previously coordinated security at the fair, has some advice if you’re taking your family to the fair. He says designate a place to rendezvous, and give younger children a piece of paper with the…

North County Weather 7.19.2019

Sunny today with highs in the upper 70’s. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows in the low 50’s. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs in the upper 70’s. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through the weekend. We’ll see…

Nit Wit Ridge 7.19.2019

Nit Witt Ridge in Cambria has a new sale price. You can buy the historic folk art castle for $284 thousand dollars. Art Beal, also known as Captain Nit Witt, built the landmark out of “so called…contemporary elements such as toilet seats, bathtubs, abalone shells, tire rims and lots of empty beer cans. Beal consumed…

Hyperloop 7.19.2019

While California remains bogged down with efforts to build a bullet train, in Hawthorne this weekend, Space X is hosting the fourth annual hyperloop competition. Hyperloops are high-speed pods that run inside vacuum tubes at speeds up to 300 miles per hour. It may be the future of transportation. Twenty one universities are entered in…

Algae in Atascadero Lake 7.19.2019

Atascadero lake is blooming again. The algae returns each summer when warm returns. The city of Atascadero says the algae is not toxic. It is safe for human contact. There is no environmental hazard associated with it. The city has implemented measures to help manage algae bloom. The city’s Terry Banish releasing a report about…