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California Water Officials 01.05.2022

California water officials adopt new rules on wasting water. The drought rules adopted yesterday is intended to stop practices such as hosing off driveways or allowing water to run in streets. The state water resources control board prohibits overwatering lawns, washing cars without a shut-off nozzle, hosing down sidewalks or watering grass within 48 hours…

Judge Blocks Navy Action 01.05.2022

A federal judge in Texas grants a preliminary injunction stopping the US Navy from taking action against 35 sailors who refuse to get vaccinated against covid 19. The 35 sailors refuse on religious grounds. The injunction is a new challenge to defense secretary Lloyd Austin’s decision to make vaccinations mandatory for all members of the…

SLO Covid Cases Report 01.05.2022

Covid cases are up, deaths are not. That’s the report from the county health department. They’re reporting 1500 new cases of covid 19 in the past five days. That’s the greatest surge since last January. A third of those cases were confirmed on one day, New Year’s Eve. The good news, although 30 people are…

Opener For Wednesday 01.05.2022

Forecasters still insisting we’ll see mostly sunny skies for the next ten days. Cloudy in the morning with fog in some areas. Then sunny afternoons with highs in the low 60’s. Great weather for golf or raking leaves. And it will continue through most of next week. No rain in the forecast, although there’s about…

North County Weather 01.04.2022

Sunny after morning clouds today in the north county, highs near 62. Light variable winds. Tonight, mostly clear, lows near 41. Winds light and variable. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies, highs near 62. Northerly winds 5-10 mph. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through Thursday. Cloudy Friday with about a 20% chance of rain,…

In High School Basketball 01.04.2022

The Atascadero Greyhounds Boys Basketball Team hosts Mission Prep at 6:30 this evening on the hilltop. The Greyhounds are 9-4 for the season. The Royals are 7-7. Tip off at 6:30 this evening at Atascadero High School Gym. The Paso Robles Bearcats boys team plays tonight at Arroyo Grande. The Bearcats are 1-13. the Eagles…

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Other Stories This Tuesday 01.04.2022

The California department of health is encouraging people to upgrade their masks. The department recommends avoiding a cloth mask. Instead get a surgical mask or higher-level respirator instead. The governor implemented a month long indoor mask order on December 15th. Starbucks employees must be vaccinated or submit to weekly testing by February 9th. No Paso…

County Clerk Recorder 01.04.2022

The San Luis Obispo county supervisors appointed an interim county clerk recorder. You may remember the assistant county clerk recorder was bypassed because staff preferred a former county employee. As a result, Helen Nolan resigned and moved to Contra Costa county where she will work with former county clerk recorder Tommy Gong. Meanwhile, Stewart Jenkins…

Paso Robles Chamber Merger 01.04.2022

The Paso Robles chamber of commerce is growing dramatically. The Paso Chamber is merging with the Templeton Chamber of Commerce. The move will increase the membership in the Paso Robles Chamber by about 200 members. Gina Fitzpatrick is CEO of the Paso Robles Chamber. She says the merger will not reduce the mission or activities…