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Lake Capacity 2.05.2021

Now that more run off has reached north county reservoirs, we learn that lake Nacimiento capacity increased from 21-41%. The water levels rising from 725 to 751 feet, which is a good improvement. The run off is expected to continue for the next week as water trickles off the hills into the lake. Santa Margarita…

Winifred Pifer School Closes 2.05.2021

The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District closed the campus of Winifred Pifer yesterday, out of an abundance of caution related to Covid-19 cases. All educational programs at the school site have been transitioned to distance learning for the remainder of this week and next week. The school site is being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.…

Vaccinations 2.05.2021

You can’t get a vaccination when there’s no vaccine. San Luis Obsipo county health officials canceling vaccinations at two of its local clinics next week due to a relatively low allocation of doses of the vaccine from the state of California. Dr. Penny Borenstein says the county has had as many as 5,000 doses in…

County Covid Count 2.05.2021

The daily Covid count released yesterday by the San Luis Obispo county public health department. 167 new cases, including 58 in San Luis. 28 in Paso Robles 15 in Atascadero, and then six each in San Miguel and Templeton. Two in Shandon. One in Cambria and one in Creston. They say five people with the…

Opener 2.05.2021

Sunshine through the weekend in the north county. We’ll see temperatures today in the upper 60’s tomorrow and Sunday near 70 with light winds. Meanwhile, the hills are turning green, the lake levels are up, and the trout are biting at Atascadero lake. Almost feels like spring. Forecasters say we’ll see mostly sunny weather through…

North County Weather 2.04.2021

Mostly sunny skies today, highs this afternoon near 62. NNE winds 5-10 miles per hour. Clear tonight, lows near 31, ENE winds 5-10 miles per hour. Mostly sunny skies, highs around 66. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through next week. Afternoon temperatures will sneak up into the low 70’s by Sunday.

Other Stories This Thursday 2.04.2021

Back rent in San Luis Obispo county owed by tenants to their landlords reaches $24 million dollars. The back rent accumulating during the Covid crisis. The Bay Area Equity Atlas compiled those figures. State wide, back rent owed to landlords is about $3.7 billion dollars. Another shopping center is going to be built in Nipomo.…

SLO Co Covid Update 2.04.2021

San Luis Obispo appears to be the hot bed for coronavirus in San Luis Obispo county. The county health department reporting 62 new cases in San Luis. 24 in Paso Robles 11 in Atascadero 3 in San Miguel 2 in Templeton One at Atascadero State Hospital One in Cambria And one in Shandon Nine deaths…

Cussen & Taxes For Seniors 2.04.2021

Volunteer CPA Mike Cussen summarizes how the service will operate in the north county, because it’s different this year, operating only at the senior center in Paso Robles. To make an appointment in Atascadero, the phone number is (805) 931-6038. For more information go to the Central Coast Tax Free website: cctaxfree.org.

Sewer Rates 2.04.2021

Paso Robles city council discussed a proposed sewer rate increase late into the night Tuesday. The decision was deferred to the next meeting, which will be held February 16th. Toward the end of the discussion, councilman John Hamon raised the question of tying sewer rate increases to the consumer price index, the CPI. That’s the…