Sound Off – Mon 6/15/2020

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: Alan Baker

North County Weather 6.15.2020

Sunny with highs in the mid 90’s. NNW winds 15-25 mile per hour. Overnight, clear with lows in the mid 50’s. NNW 15 – 25 mph. Tomorrow, mostly sunny but cooler. High in the mid-60’s. NNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 80’s thru…

Movie Theaters 6.15.2020

Movie theaters are also preparing to reopen. Dr. Penny Borenstein says movie theaters will soon be able to reopen, but there are some changes. The maximum occupancy will be 25% of capacity or a maximum of 100 people. It’s not clear when local theaters will reopen, but it will be soon. Yesterday, Mission San Luis…

Reopening Wineries 6.15.2020

Wineries reopening over the weekend as the state and county relax rules on the government-imposed shut down. Zenaida cellars in Paso Robles opened for wine tasting for the first time on Friday. Jill Ogorsolka tells KPRL it’s nice to be open again. In Cambria, Tom Banish cleaned the counters at Black Hand Cellars after each…

Covid-19 SLO Update 6.15.2020

The county confirms seven new cases of Covid-19 on Friday. That brings the total in San Luis Obispo county to 324. That’s out of 285 thousand people living in the county. Atascadero, Paso Robles, Morro Bay and San Luis each added one new case. Nipomo added two cases. Grover Beach added one. Still only one…

Friendly Fire 6.15.2020

Four officers were shot during the attempt to get Mason Lira to give up and surrender to police. Two officers were shot by Lira. An investigation is underway to ascertain if the two other officers were shot by friendly fire during the shoot-out that killed the homeless man from Monterey Thursday afternoon. The sheriff should…

Homeless Man 6.15.2020

We learn more about the homeless man executed last week by Mason James Lira during his rampage in the north county. The homeless man is identified as 58-year-old James Harding Watson. His body was found along the railroad tracks near the train station around 7 Thursday morning. He’d been shot in the back of the…