AG News 7.23.2019

The numbers are in on the Industrial Arts auction. The 2019 Industrial Arts auction at the Mid State fair brought in $153 thousand dollars, which is a new record. That’s 50% greater than last year. More than $650 thousand has been brought in by the sale of products created by local high school fabricators. That…

Hyperloop 7.23.2019

At the Space X sponsored Hyperloop competition in Hawthorne over the weekend, Cal Poly’s SLO Loop team did not reach the finals. The German entry from Munich reached a record 288 miles per hour in the Space X vacuum tube. Team Tum is from the technical University of Munich. Last year, the team set the…

Sherry Gong 7.23.2019

Sherry Gong appeared yesterday in San Luis Obispo county superior court. She entered a plea of not guilty to embezzling more than $30 thousand dollars from Atascadero high school’s band Booster Club. The case was continued until next month. Sherry Gong is the wife of county clerk recorder Tommy Gong. Sherry Gong never told her…

Fire 7.23.2019

A brush fire broke out around six yesterday evening in the Salinas river bed in Paso Robles. It was near the highway 46 overpass. Just last week, Paso Robles city council approved plans to allocate more than $300 thousand in an effort to clear brush and homeless from the Salinas river bed. So far this…

Templeton Fire 7.23.2019

Sunday afternoon, a fire in Templeton forced closure of highway 101, and rerouting of traffic. Templeton fire chief Bill White tells KPRL. Chief White says Templeton fire’s quick response made a difference in suppressing that fire. Those living in the Templeton community are asked to vote on Measure A, which would fund the Templeton fire…

DUI at the Mid State Fair 7.23.2019

Despite all the fun at the California Mid-State Fair, there are also problems. Quite a number of fights reported this year at the fair. Early yesterday morning, an intoxicated driver crashed his pick-up head-on into a San Luis Obispo county sheriff’s patrol car. That occurred near the fairgrounds just after midnight, when the fair closed.…

Jaime Umphenour, host

Sound Off – Tue 07/23/2019

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: *Raynard Jackson Founder…