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Fatal Car Crash 10.27.2020

A fatal car crash blocked traffic on SB 101 just south of Paso Robles last night. The accident occurred shortly before seven last night on SB 101 about about one-half mile south of the Spring street on ramp. The CHP says the crash occurred when a driver tried to change lanes and rear-ended another vehicle.…

Chumash Culture Day 10.26.2020

Over the weekend, the 14th annual Chumash Culture Day goes virtual. The entire event is on social media. It features songs, dances and spoken Chumash. Among their favorite musical instruments, the clapper. Previously, the annual event was free and open to the public. Besides singing and dancing they sold arts and crafts and conducted a…

Lompoc Dogs 10.26.2020

If you would like to adopt a chihuahua, this may be your opportunity. Santa Barbara county animal services removed more than 100 dogs from a home in Lompoc. Most the dogs were chihuahua’s or chihuahua mixes. They range in age from newborn puppies to 8 years old. A number of the dogs are pregnant. One…

San Bernadino Shooting 10.26.2020

Remember the San Bernadino shooting in 2015? A husband and his Muslim wife opened fire on a Christmas holiday event, killing 14 people. The man who bought two rifles for the assailants gets 20 years in prison. Enrique Marques Jr. supplied weapons for Syed Rizwan Farook and Farook’s wife. The couple killed 14 people and…

PG & E Power Shutdown10.26.2020

Last week, several hundred PG & E customers in Atascadero lost power because of a shut-down to prevent wildfires. Over the weekend, a dangerous windstorm in northern California forced PG & E to shut off power to about 360 thousand homes and businesses. Initially it was 500,000, but they scaled it back to 360 thousand.…

Crash At The Cholame Y 10.26.2020

A crash at the Cholame Y late Saturday night. A passenger in one vehicle suffered severe injuries. CHP officers arrested 70-year-old Fidel Martinez Lopez of San Miguel for driving under the influence following the head on crash. Lopez was attempting to make a left turn onto highway 41 when he drove head-on into an oncoming…

Unemployment Benefits Fraud 10.26.2020

Fraud during the big coronavirus cash pay out caused the state to freeze 350,000 debit cards filled with money for unemployment benefits. The employment development department says the debit cards were frozen for several reasons. One reason, a high number of claims issued at a single address. The claims were part of the federal pandemic…

The Coronavirus 10.26.2020

After seven months of restrictions imposed by the state government due to the coronavirus. Some are wondering how long will this continue? The county prepared for an epidemic that would kill thousands of people. Hospitals were cleared of all but emergency surgeries. That made 400 beds available to the victims of Covid-19 in the county.…

North County Weather 10.23.2020

Sunny skies today, highs this afternoon in the mid 70’s. SSW winds 10-15 miles per hour. Overnight, clear to partly cloudy skies, lows near 50. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies, highs in the low 70’s. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The long range forecast calls for sunny skies through next week, continued cooler.