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Fire in the Salinas Riverbed 6.23.2020

A wildfire yesterday afternoon in the Salinas riverbed in Paso Robles. 15 acres burned. Two homes destroyed. The fire is now 60% contained. 120 firefighters battled the fire. It started just before 2 yesterday afternoon in near South River road and Navajo street. The fire climbed up the hillside and forced the evacuation of dozens…

North County Weather 6.19.2020

Sunny with highs in the mid to upper 80’s. WSW winds 5-10 mile per hour. Overnight, clear with lows near 50. SW winds 10 – 20 mph. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, highs in the upper 80’s. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for sunny skies through the weekend. Temperatures in the low…

Juneteenth 6.19.2020

Today is Juneteenth. It’s the date in 1865, 155 years ago, that slaves in Texas first learned that they had been emancipated by president Abraham Lincoln. The proclamation took effect on January first of 1865, but slaves in Texas did not learn of it until June 19th. Several weeks after president Abraham Lincoln was assassinated…

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Other Stories This Friday 6.19.2020

San Luis Obispo county health director Penny Borenstein reports 13 new Covid-19 cases. 389 local residents have now tested positive for the corona virus. 306 have fully recovered. That’s 389 total cases of 285 thousand people in the county. The number is up slightly because they’re now doing more testing. In Cambria, the deli at…

Stolen Weapons 6.19.2020

Police identify the two pistols used last week by the active shooter, 26-year-old Mason Lira. He had two handguns, a .38 caliber revolver and a 40-caliber semi-automatic handgun. They were taken from the office of an attorney on Osos street, right across the street from the county courthouse. San Luis Obispo police issuing a news…

Face Make Mandate 6.19.2020

The governor announces a mandate yesterday. You must wear a mask in all indoor public spaces. That includes if you carpool or taking public transit, standing in line to enter a grocery store or other building. Or if you are walking through common areas of buildings like hallways, stairways and parking garages. Masks are also…

North County Weather 6.18.2020

Sunny with highs in the upper 80’s. W winds 5-10 mile per hour. Overnight, clear with lows near 50. SW winds 10 – 20 mph. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, highs in the mid-80’s. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for sunny skies through the weekend. Temperatures in the mid 80’s thru Saturday.…

Grandview Apartments 6.18.2020

A new apartment complex called vista Robles is going up at the site of the old Grandview apartments in Paso Robles. The Grandview is located on Spring street between first and second streets, across the street from Joe’s place. That’s the controversial old apartment which was closed because the owners refused to address serious issues…

Covid-19 SLO County Update 6.18.2020

The San Luis Obispo county health department reports 20 new cases of the corona virus confirmed in the county. That’s after 23 new cases manifested on Monday. Four of the new cases are in Paso Robles. Two are in Atascadero. Two are in Templeton. There are about 75 active cases in a county population of…