Fire in the Salinas Riverbed 6.23.2020

A wildfire yesterday afternoon in the Salinas riverbed in Paso Robles. 15 acres burned. Two homes destroyed. The fire is now 60% contained. 120 firefighters battled the fire. It started just before 2 yesterday afternoon in near South River road and Navajo street. The fire climbed up the hillside and forced the evacuation of dozens…

Sound Off – Mon 6/22/2020

Dick Mason from KPRL News hosts “Sound Off” every Monday. Dick brings a diverse range of guests to talk about the issues that affect us most. Tune in to the longest running talk show on the Central Coast – now in its sixth decade. Sound Off guest: Barbie Butz & Terrie Banish

North County Weather 6.19.2020

Sunny with highs in the mid to upper 80’s. WSW winds 5-10 mile per hour. Overnight, clear with lows near 50. SW winds 10 – 20 mph. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, highs in the upper 80’s. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for sunny skies through the weekend. Temperatures in the low…

Juneteenth 6.19.2020

Today is Juneteenth. It’s the date in 1865, 155 years ago, that slaves in Texas first learned that they had been emancipated by president Abraham Lincoln. The proclamation took effect on January first of 1865, but slaves in Texas did not learn of it until June 19th. Several weeks after president Abraham Lincoln was assassinated…

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Other Stories This Friday 6.19.2020

San Luis Obispo county health director Penny Borenstein reports 13 new Covid-19 cases. 389 local residents have now tested positive for the corona virus. 306 have fully recovered. That’s 389 total cases of 285 thousand people in the county. The number is up slightly because they’re now doing more testing. In Cambria, the deli at…