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US News and World Report 9.10.2019

US News names Cal Poly the best university in the west that does not offer a doctorate degree. It’s the 27th year in a row that Poly has won the award. The honor announced yesterday in Newsweek’s best colleges rankings. Cal Poly’s undergraduate engineering programs ranked #8 in the nation, compared to other schools where…

Willful Defiance 9.10.2019

Willful Defiance in the classroom. Democratic gov. Gavin Newsom announces yesterday he has signed a law banning public and charter school officials from suspending students for “willful defiance”. It’s a broad category that includes disrupting class or willfully defying teachers. California banned these types of suspensions for students up to third grade beginning in 2015.…

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Barn Fire 9.10.2019

Back in February, a barn fire destroyed a historic wooden structure in San Luis. The barn was used as a viewing and staging area for horse races back in the 1800’s. Fire officials say the fire was man-made. They say it was caused by homeless people who started a campfire in the building. San Luis…

Fires 9.10.2019

The northern California fires have changed the way wild lands are managed in California. Cal Fire chief Scott Jalbert says 2019 has not been a bad fire year in the north county, but he says we’re reaching the peak period of the fire season in the weeks ahead, before the rainy season begins. He urges…

PG & E Settlement 9.10.2019

PG and E offers to pay $16.9 billion dollars to pay for wildfire claims in its reorganization plan in US bankruptcy court. It’s the first step in resolving a conflict between wildfire victims, insurance companies and other creditors over the future of PG and E. The plan still needs approval from the bankruptcy judge, the…

Atascadero City Council 9.10.2019

The Atascadero city council meets tonight at the rotunda. The council will conduct a public hearing over an appeal related to the Dove Creek Mini-Storage. The planning commission approved the mini-storage project, but opponents appealed that decision to the city council. The council may uphold the approval or overturn it and deny the development. The…

Cool and Breezy 9.10.2019

Cool and breezy today in the north county. Not as windy at central coast beaches as yesterday, but the wind will blow along the coast again today. Forecasters say we’ll see cool temperatures today, then we’ll see highs climb back up to triple figures Friday and Saturday. Sunday it will start cooling off again.

North County Weather 9.09.2019

Sunny today highs in the mid 80’s. NNW winds 20-30 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows in the low 50’s. Tomorrow, sunny, highs in the low 80’s. The extended forecast calls for sunshine with temperatures climbing into the 90’s Wednesday. Reaching 100 Friday and Saturday. Then dropping off again on Sunday.

In Sports 9.09.2019

The Templeton Eagles beat the Carmel Padres 69-61 Friday night in Templeton. Junior quarterback Tyler Kaschevsky rushed for five touchdowns and passed for two others. He gained a total of 467 yards for the Eagles. Marino d’Alfonso completed two touchdown passes. He had 146 yards receiving. Coach Don Crow says the offense was impressive, but…