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Newsom Closes State Fishing Season 4.16.2020

Yesterday, governor Gavin Newsom was granted authority to temporarily close the state’s fishing season in some rural counties. That comes after a teleconference meeting last week that ended in chaos and slurs thrown at state officials. The state Fish and Game Commission voting to allow Charlton Bonham to postpone the spring trout season, which opens…

Single Car Crash 4.16.2020

California Highway Patrol and Morro Bay fire department responding to a single car crash on highway 41 yesterday morning. The crash occurred around 7:40 yesterday morning on highway 41 near Bear Ridge road. That’s between Atascadero and Morro Bay. The crash blocked both lanes of traffic for about 40 minutes. One one person was involved…

Jail Inmates 4.16.2020

At San Luis Obspo superior court, more hearings yesterday on the release of inmates from the county jail. So far, 18 county jail inmates have been released on the zero bail emergency release. The plan imposed by the California judicial council to protect inmates from the coronavirus. Initially, 60 inmates were identified as eligible for…

Grocery Store Survey 4.16.2020

If you’re shopping for groceries in the north county, a survey of grocery stores indicates protocol differs greatly among different stores. The most severe rules in effect reported at Albertson’s grocery store. You have to wear a mask to shop there. If they have any, they’ll sell you one for $3. Some people tie a…

Super Hero Signs 4.16.2020

In the Paso Robles school district, superhero signs going up in front of houses of teachers, classified workers and administrators who have kept education going despite the government shut down to the perceived threat of the coronavirus pandemic. Assistant superintendent Jennifer Gaviola sending out a release saying the staff superhero signs are available for pick…

Atascadero Schools 4.16.2020

North county schools practicing self distancing. Teachers conducting classes on their computers and chrome books. In Atascadero, superintendent Tom Butler says it’s going pretty well. Superintendent Butler says he’s meeting with teachers, parents and community leaders to try to develop plans for graduation and scholarship night. More on that tomorrow on KPRL.

China Coronavirus SLO Update 4.16.2020

Four new coronavirus cases reported in San Luis Obispo county. That brings the total number to 124. As of Tuesday, 104 of those people completely recovered. 16 are at home recovering. Three are hospitalized. One 86-yr-old man died. The hospitals are waiting for the surge, turning away elective surgery to make room for it. At…

Avila Beach 4.15.2020

Now that it’s sunny, port San Luis harbor district has banned beach goers. The harbor district will enforce new restrictions at several of its beaches beginning today in an effort to promote social distancing. The district announcing yesterday that because of “significant beach crowds and crowded beach parking” they have restricted beach use to short…