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Newsom Declares Emergency 8.19.2020

Governor Gavin Newsom declared an emergency yesterday over wildfires burning throughout California. Meanwhile, the state’s power grid operator pleaded for continued conservation to avoid rolling blackouts. The grid operator praised residents and businesses for astonishing conservation efforts that kept the power on Monday night. The state is in a long heatwave that has stressed the…

Opening Monologue 8.19.2020

Another hot one again today in the north county. Yesterday, temperatures reached 108 in Atascadero, 112 in Paso Robles. 108 in Templeton. It’s also been warm at the coast. 87 in Cambria yesterday. Same in Morro Bay. 91 in Los Osos. Forecasters say we’ll see about the same today. High temperatures around 110 in Paso…

North County Weather 8.18.2020

Sunny today with highs near 112. NNW winds 5-10 miles per hour, increasing to 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, clear, then increasing cloudiness after midnight. Lows in the upper 60’s, NNW 15-25 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs near 110. NNW increasing to 15-25 miles per hour tomorrow afternoon. The extended forecast calls for…

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Tik Tok 8.18.2020

A 24-year-old San Luis Obispo woman created a video on Tik Tok that is honored as one of the greatest at-home videos. Katie Sanchez is a Cal Poly graduate from Vacaville. Her short video is accompanied by the love theme from the Titanic movie. She said when she made it she thought, “This is dumb”,…

46 East Road Work 8.18.2020

Drivers can expect delays and temporary lane closures on highway 46 east again today. Caltrans crews are removing and replacing striping along the highway from east of McMillan Canyon road, to west of Lucy Brown road, in Shandon. The project is scheduled to run between 8 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon through…

Covid-19 in SLO County 8.18.2020

San Luis Obispo county health officials report another death due to coronavirus. The person was in their 90’s and was residing at a skilled nursing home. The person had underlying health issues. That makes 19 people in the county who have died with corona virus since March. Of those 19 fatalities, 14 victims were over…

SLO County Supervisors Meeting 8.18.2020

San Luis Obispo county supervisors meet today in another virtual meeting, but there are some hot topics on the agenda, cannabis and the Paso Robles groundwater basin. Superivsor Peschong says he would like to hear more north county people speak up about the recent protests over black lives matter, and the arrest of 20-year-old activist…

Paso Schools 8.18.2020

Despite the hot weather, schools in the Paso Robles school district gave out Chrome books and laptops to facilitate distance learning yesterday at local schools. Tim Vincent is principal at Flamson middle school. He says it got so hot, he gave his staff a two hour break from 2-4 yesterday afternoon. Today, 7th grade parents…

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Opening Monologue 8.18.2020

Another hot one today in the north county. Forecasters say high temperatures will reach 112 in Paso Robles. 107 in Atascadero. The cooling station is operating at centennial park for those who don’t have access to air conditioning. Smoke continues to linger. The smoke is from the River fire which is burning out of control…