Paso Robles School Board 9.11.2019

The Paso Robles School District Board of Trustees received a positive report on the district’s budget. Chief Business Officer Brad Pawlowski told the board at their meeting Tuesday night that the reserve has increased from $754,413 last year, to $2,198,498 today. That increases the reserve from 0.96% of the total operating budget, to 2.68%. The…

Jaime Umphenour, host

Sound Off – Tue 09/10/2019

Jaime Umphenour is the host of “Sound-Off”, the longest running talk show on the Central Coast. She brings to the show an eclectic range of guests from Authors to Artists, business owners to politicians, and everyone in between. Tune in to Sound Off every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.     Today’s guests: *Atascadero Mayor Heather…

North County Weather 9.10.2019

Sunny today, highs in the low 80’s. NW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows around 50. Tomorrow, sunny, highs in the upper 90’s. The extended forecast calls for sunshine with a warming trend. Temperatures climbing into the mid 90’s Thursday. Reaching 100 Friday and Saturday. Then dropping off again on Sunday.

Brandt Goodman 9.10.2019

A local film maker leaves a salute to Paso before heading to Los Angeles. 21-year-old Brandt Goodman was class president at Paso Robles high school. After graduation, he decided to become a film maker, an activity he’d engaged in since he was in middle school. Before leaving for Toluca Lake, Goodman produced a film about…

US News and World Report 9.10.2019

US News names Cal Poly the best university in the west that does not offer a doctorate degree. It’s the 27th year in a row that Poly has won the award. The honor announced yesterday in Newsweek’s best colleges rankings. Cal Poly’s undergraduate engineering programs ranked #8 in the nation, compared to other schools where…

Willful Defiance 9.10.2019

Willful Defiance in the classroom. Democratic gov. Gavin Newsom announces yesterday he has signed a law banning public and charter school officials from suspending students for “willful defiance”. It’s a broad category that includes disrupting class or willfully defying teachers. California banned these types of suspensions for students up to third grade beginning in 2015.…

Dick Mason

Barn Fire 9.10.2019

Back in February, a barn fire destroyed a historic wooden structure in San Luis. The barn was used as a viewing and staging area for horse races back in the 1800’s. Fire officials say the fire was man-made. They say it was caused by homeless people who started a campfire in the building. San Luis…

Fires 9.10.2019

The northern California fires have changed the way wild lands are managed in California. Cal Fire chief Scott Jalbert says 2019 has not been a bad fire year in the north county, but he says we’re reaching the peak period of the fire season in the weeks ahead, before the rainy season begins. He urges…

PG & E Settlement 9.10.2019

PG and E offers to pay $16.9 billion dollars to pay for wildfire claims in its reorganization plan in US bankruptcy court. It’s the first step in resolving a conflict between wildfire victims, insurance companies and other creditors over the future of PG and E. The plan still needs approval from the bankruptcy judge, the…