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The Board After the Death of Adam Hill 8.10.2020

Although initially police reported supervisor Adam Hill died from a self-inflicted gunshot, the Pismo Beach police later changed their statement. They said the cause of his death Thursday is undisclosed. Regardless, the supervisor is officially deceased, and the next step is replacing him on the board. County counsel Rita Nail says governor Gavin Newsom will…

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Opening Monologue 8.10.2020

Forecasters say we’ll see north county weather, getting warmer as the week progresses. Highs in the mid 90’s by Friday. And sneaking over 100 on Saturday. Yesterday, high temperatures hovered around 90. 88 in Atascadero yesterday, 88 in Templeton 94 in Paso Robles 85 in Creston Just 79 degrees in Santa Margarita. It will warm…

North County Weather 8.07.2020

Mostly sunny today, after morning clouds, high’s in the mid 80’s. WSW winds 5-10 miles per hour. Overnight, clear this evening becoming mostly cloudy after midnight with lows in the mid 50’s. WSW winds at 10-20 mph. Tomorrow, mostly sunny after morning clouds, highs in the upper 80’s. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour in…

In Sports 8.07.2020

After the first round of the PGA, Jason Day and Brendan Todd are the first round leaders at five under par. Xander Schauffele is one stroke back in a tie with nine other golfers. Xander Schauffele’s caddie is Austin Kaiser of the north county. Austin is a former Greyhound. He is the son of Bob…

McLintock’s in Paso Closes 8.07.2020

Another local business closes permanently in the wake of the coronavirus shutdown. McLintock’s Saloon in Paso Robles closes after 23 years operation in downtown Paso Robles. McLintocks has three other operations in the county in San Luis Obispo, Shell Beach and Arroyo Grande. It’s not known if they will be staying open. Restaurants have been…

Vote By Mail 8.07.2020

Many people are concerned about the upcoming general election. County clerk recorder says previously 80% of voters in the county voted by mail. That will go up to 100% in the new election. So, he says it’s not a great change in California, but that’s not the case in all states County clerk recorder Tommy…

SLO County Job Cuts 8.07.2020

San Luis Obispo county supervisors are looking at cutting 27 county jobs because of the losses due to the government imposed shut down. 25 of those jobs are currently vacant. Two current employees may be laid off. The county is looking to reduce it’s budget by $26 million dollars.

Black Lives Matter 8.07.2020

Black lives matter in the news on several fronts today. San Luis Obispo police want county prosecutors to charge 20-year-old Tianna Arata and other organizers for law breaking which occurred during a demonstration in San Luis on July 21st which blocked traffic on 101 for about 40 minutes. Eight charges against her, including four felonies.…

Homeless Camp 8.07.2020

The homeless camp at Borkey Flats on North River road is up and operating. Paso Robles mayor Steve Martin said the city owns the land and will play a major role in the operation of the facility. ECHO will also be involved. Paso Robles mayor Steve Martin answering KPRL’s questions about the operation at Borkey…