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Dawn Ortiz-Legg 01.27.2022

Supervisor Dawn Ortiz Legg makes it official. She is running for supervisor in district three. That’s the district she represents on the county board of supervisors. Ortiz-Legg was appointed to that position by the governor after the drug overdose death of supervisor Adam Hill. The late supervisor had appointed Ortiz-Legg to serve on the county…

Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham 01.27.2022

Assembly Jordan Cunningham announces he’s introduced a resolution to name a section of highway 101 in the south end of San Luis Obispo county after the late assemblyman, Katcho Achadjian. The section of highway is located in the south county. Cunningham also says he’s concerned about the impact of the governor’s proposed single payer healthcare…

Opener For Thursday 01.27.2022

Highway one is open again after closure due to the Colorado fire in Big Sur. That fire is now 60% contained. It’s burned about 700 acres near the Bixby Creek bridge. The highway was closed between Garrapata Creek and Point Sur. But it’s again open. So once again, you can drive all the way to…

North County Weather 01.26.2022

Mostly sunny skies, highs near 68, with light, variable winds. Tonight, clear skies, lows near 32, with light, variable winds. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, highs near 69. ENE winds 5-10 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through the week. Highs in the upper 60’s and low 70’s. The sunshine expected to…

Food & Farm News 01.26.2022

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is awarding $223,000 in 2021 Cal-Ag Plate program funds. That money will go for projects that will promote and administer agricultural education and leadership programs for students, teachers and youth under the 2021 California special interest license plate grant program. The Cal-Ag Plate program is funded with proceeds…

In Sports 01.26.2022

The Paso Robles girls basketball team lost to Orcutt Academy Tuesday night at Gil Asa Gym on the campus of PRHS. The final score was Orcutt 63, Paso Robles 37. The Spartans applied pressure defense to force turnovers in the first two quarters. They led at half-time, 29-9. Orcutt Academy improves to 15-5 for the…

Monarch Butterfly County 01.26.2022

After declining in recent year, the Monarch butterfly count jumps to 250 thousand in the most recent count. The Xerces Society counts the butterflies over Thanksgiving. They counted 247,237 Monarch butterflies in 2021. That’s up from fewer than 2,000 Monarchs the year before. The second largest population in the state is the Pismo Beach Monarch…

Atascadero City Council 01.26.2022

The Atascadero city council held a remote meeting last night. The council members and staff participating by teleconferencing. It was a short meeting, but city manager Rachele Rickard says there’s a big event coming up Friday. A big community development meeting coming up Friday for the city council and planning commission. Rachele Rickard also talked…

SLO Co Covid Update 01.26.2022

The county health department out yesterday with its weekly covid death count. They report that since the pandemic began nearly two years ago, 389 people with covid died in the county. Although, they may have died over other health issues, but because they tested positive for covid, their death is described as a covid related…

Sheriff Ian Parkinson 01.26.2022

It’s only Wednesday, but it’s already been a long week for sheriff Ian Parkinson. First, there was the weapon which was left in a restroom at the jail by a civilian employee who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon. You may remember, an inmate who was just released found the weapon, and took…