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Valley Fever 3.29.2019

A San Luis Obispo bio-technology company is developing a vaccine to treat valley fever. The private company is based in San Luis. Founder John Howard is president of the company. Valley fever has killed 12 San Luis Obispo county residents in the past two-and-a-half years. There have been more than 700 cases in the past…

Grover Beach Pot Shop 3.29.2019

A Grover Beach cannabis shop is shut down briefly after a month long investigation into illegal marijuana operation on the central coast. The Santa Barbara county sheriff’s department served a search warrant to 805 Beach Breaks at 8:30 yesterday. The county’s Cannabis Compliance Team also seized marijuana from an illegal operation in Los Alamos. 805…

Rain and Snow 3.29.2019

The wet winter has helped reservoirs and sierra snow pack. Lake Nacimiento water levels reached 86% of capacity yesterday, up another percentage point after the rains this week. In the sierra, the snow pack is 178% of average. A PG and E team flew by helicopter into the Kings river watershed above the Helms hydroelectric…

Celebrating Western Art 3.29.2019

Beginning tonight, the north county celebrates western art. The Cattlemen’s Western Art Show opens tonight at the Paso Robles Event Center. $20 admission tonight. 15 wineries will be pouring at tonight’s event. The show is free Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds from the Western Art Show benefit education for local agriculture students.

COLAB Dinner 3.29.2019

More than 600 people attended the Tenth Annual COLAB Dinner and Fundraiser at the Madonna Expo Thursday night. COLAB is the Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business. Columnist Dan Walters spoke about life in California with Governor Gavin Newsom in Sacramento. He says Gavin Newsom is outwardly more liberal than the older Jerry Brown, and…

In High School Sports 3.28.2019

The Paso Robles boys baseball team beat St. Joseph Wednesday afternoon in Santa Maria by a score of 8-2. Senior Lucas Climer threw a complete game for the Bearcats, giving up three hits and two earned runs. Climer struck out 12 Knights. The Bearcats host St. Joseph at 6:00 Friday evening at Barnhart Field. The…

Cal Poly Basketball Coach 3.28.2019

This afternoon, Cal Poly is conducting a news conference to introduce a new head coach for the men’s basketball team. The Tribune is reporting that the university will hire Cal State Fullerton associate head coach John Smith. KPRL has learned that the new coach may be San Diego assistant coach Rod Palmer. Palmer coached at…

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Other Stories This Thursday 3.28.2019

BUSINESS NEWS 3.28.19 The US trade deficit fell 15% in January. Imports fell and exports increased. Exports rose 1% to $207 billion dollars. Imports dropped 2.6% to $258 billion dollars. HEALTHY COUNTIES 3.28.19 A report on the healthiest counties in the state places San Luis Obispo as number 15. Generally, the healthiest counties in the…