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Dog Love 9.25.2020

This week we’ve been talking with Paso Robles author Teresa J. Rhynes about her soon to be released book, Poppy in the Wild. She describes her rescue dog getting lost in a 1500 acre wilderness area in Riverside county. Her search parties couldn’t locate Poppy, but a pet detective advised her how to find her.…

SLO Co Covid Update 9.25.2020

The county health department reports 31 new cases of coronavirus. That brings the total positive cases in San Luis Obispo county since March to 3,510 cases. The positivity rate is 1.5%, well below the 8% threshold for the red tier. The cases per 100,000 is 3.5, which is way below the threshold of seven. Testing…

Santa Margarita Fire 9.25.2020

A wildfire burned about three acres in Santa Margarita yesterday afternoon. The Snake fire started on the 3900 block of Parkhill road around 2:30 yesterday afternoon. A structure fire spread to vegetation on one side of the building. Forward progress was stopped at three acres. Crews remained on the scene last night. No word on…

North County Weather 9.24.2020

Mostly sunny skies today, highs this afternoon in the low 90’s. Overnight, clear skies, lows in the mid 50’s. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies, highs near 90. The long range forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through the weekend. High temperatures staying in the low 90’s until Monday, then it may climb back up near 100…

Poppy In The Wild 9.24.2020

What happens if your dog runs off in an unfamiliar place? Teresa J. Rhyne of Paso Robles has written a book about her experience. She says her beagle mix, Poppy, ran off in a 1500-acre park in Riverside county. She was rescued from the Chinese dog meat production operation, and was still shy. But Teresa’s…

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Other Stories This Thursday 9.24.2020

Two Santa Maria residents arrested in connection with a murder which occurred two years ago. Santa Barbara county sheriff’s deputies discovered dismembered remains of the victim in the lake at a golf course in Nipomo Monday. The person went missing in December of 2018. The sheriff’s office dive team located the body parts in the…