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Garlic Festival 8.01.2019

Last weekend’s mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival raises a question about local law enforcement’s ability to respond to an active shooter. Jerel Haley is the Atascadero police chief. He says it’s difficult to prepare for an active shooter, because the scenario is often different. He says Gilroy prevented a dangerous situation from getting…

North County Weather 7.31.2019

Sunny today, highs in the mid 80’s. WSW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows near 50. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs in the upper 80’s. Westerly winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through the weekend. High temperatures going back to…

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Other Stories This Wednesday 7.31.2019

Bird watchers in Cambria are all a twitter over the sighting of two western snowy plovers near the mouth of Santa Rosa creek. They say the birds are threatened with extinction. Will this be a new home for the birds? State parks scientist Regena Orr says about 20-30 plovers visited the area last year. They’re…

Hiker Found 7.31.2019

A 46-year-old hiker from Santa Barbara failed to finish a 40-mile hike in the Los Padres national forest. Wesley Welch was scheduled to finish the hike on Sunday, but he and his dog never returned. Fortunately, Welch had given his family a route plan and along the way he signed trail registers, which aided the…

Power Shortages 7.31.2019

Public Safety, Power Shut off. Most people in the north county concerned and confused by PG and E’s plan to shut off power if weather conditions become dangerous for remote power lines. Eric Daniels of PG and E says he can’t predict how long the power outages could be. Daniels telling the Paso Robles city…

Kirk Creek Fire 7.31.2019

Another fire is burning in Big Sur near the Kirk Creek campground. The fire has burned about 50 acres. Nacimiento-Ferguson road has been closed at Fort Hunter Liggett and highway one while crews fight that blaze. The fire was reported early Tuesday. The cause is under investigation.

Frank Davis and Bubble Fun 7.31.2019

A Paso Robles man hopes to be able to finally leave the grounds of the Garlic Festival this morning. Frank Davis operates Bubble Fun Bounce House. Shortly after the 19-year-old started shooting, the suspect was shot and killed by responding officers. Davis says next year he plans to go back to the Garlic Festival. He…

North County Weather 7.30.2019

Sunny today, highs in the mid 90’s. WNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows in the low 50’s. WNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs in the mid 80’s. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through the weekend. High temperatures dropping…

Shark Week 7.30.2019

This is shark week on the central coast. The Discovery channel designated it shark week. Local educators picked up on it. Lots of events related to shark activity at the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach this week. There will be educational activities at the Central Coast Aquarium all week to educate you about sharks…