Vegetation Fire 8.20.2019

Another fire on 101 near Santa Barbara road yesterday temporarily closed highway 101 in the southbound direction. The truck was reported on fire just before 2 yesterday afternoon. The big rig was traveling southbound on 101, carrying 79,000 pounds of rocks when a rear tire went flat. Driver Jorge Luis Gonzales of Bakersfield pulled over…

Sound Off – Mon 08/19/2019

Dick Mason from KPRL News hosts “Sound Off” every Monday. Dick brings a diverse range of guests to talk about the issues that effect us most. Tune in to the longest running talk show on the Central Coast – now in its sixth decade. Sound Off guest: Templeton Eagles new head coach Don Crow.

In Sports 8.19.2019

High school football season officially begins this week, but several teams played scrimmages last Friday. Atascadero hosted Templeton for a non-scoring scrimmage. Templeton athletic director Lindsay Campagna Franklin says the players were excited to see some action. Josh Aston is the new principal. He’s from Idaho, but his wife has family here in the north…

Oxford Suites 8.19.2019

The Oxford Suites is open in Paso Robles. The 101-room hotel quietly opened on July 15th at the south end of town. The hotel’s decor includes photos of of Paso Robles when it was known as “almond capital of the world”. The hotel is not far from Derby Winery, which celebrates the same history in…

Peter Fonda 8.19.2019

Actor Peter Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. The actor was the only son of Henry Fonda, and brother of actress Jane Fonda. Henry Fonda died in 1982. Peter is best known for writing and starring in the movie “Easy Rider.” The film was produced for $380 thousand dollars, and grossed…

Skeeter 8.19.2019

Skeeter Mangan of Los Osos will not be charged for taking the San Luis Obispo police chief’s weapon. Skeeter found the handgun in a restroom, where the chief had inadvertently left it at a restaurant on Los Osos Valley road in San Luis. Skeeter hid the gun in his clothes and left the restaurant. Skeeter’s…

Grewal Fundraiser in Creston 8.19.2019

The California primary was moved up from June to March, which inspires candidates to start stumping earlier than usual. On Saturday night, three local candidates showed up at a fundraiser in rural Creston for supervisor Debbie Arnold, who is running for reelection. Greg Grewal hosted the event at his ranch. He said it went well.…