Kevin McCarthy 2.12.2021

About 15 years ago, KPRL talked with congressman Kevin McCarthy on Sound Off. He shared a story about his two young children. McCarthy was serving his first term in office and felt guilty that he had not spent more time in office. He told them that during spring break, he would fly them anywhere they…

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Opener for Friday 2.12.2021

Today we celebrate the beginning of President’s Day weekend. For some, it’s a 3 or 4 day weekend. It’s also the Chinese Lunar New Year, the year of the ox. And Valentine’s Day is coming up Sunday. A lot to celebrate this weekend in the north county. Did you get any rain at your place…

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KPRL Listener Quote 2.12.2021

People who are afraid to get sick want healthy people to wear masks. People who want to depopulate the planet demand forced vaccinations. People who are burning down cities, destroying business fronts and punching the elderly want to take your guns away. People who demand tolerance want half the country canceled. People who want open…

North County Weather 2.10.2021

Partly cloudy skies today with plenty of sunshine. Highs this afternoon near 67. NNW winds 5-10 miles per hour. Clear to partly cloudy skies tonight, lows near 39 with light winds. Mostly cloudy tomorrow with a 50% chance of rain late Thursday night and early Friday morning, highs around 67. The extended forecast calls for…

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Mars Aircraft 2.10.2021

The United Arab Emirates has launched a spacecraft which is now in orbit around mars. It’s the Arab World’s first interplanetary mission. The space crafted recently reached the end of its nearly seven month, 300-million mile journey. The space craft is called Amal. Which is Arabic for hope. Two more unmanned spacecraft from the US…

Great White Sharks 2.10.2021

Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium says there’s a dramatic increase in the number of great white sharks swimming in Monterey Bay. The habitat includes an area off Santa Cruz county where a surfer was killed by a shark last year. The new study was published yesterday. It indicates the sharks swim in groups in…

Atascadero City Council 2.10.2021

The Atascadero city council held a virtual meeting last night, broadcast from the rotunda. They thanked and honored retiring members of the Atascadero planning commission for their service. Charles Borbeau talked about his appointee, Tom Zirk, thanking him for his service. Jan Wolfe also served on the planning commission. . Duane Anderson and Mike Shaw…