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Vehicle Pursuit 7.21.2020

A vehicle pursuit in Atascadero ended in a search early yesterday morning for an armed suspect. The incident began at 11:11 Sunday night when an Atascadero police officer conducted a check on a car in the parking lot at Paloma Creek park. During the contact, the driver fled and that started the vehicle pursuit. It…

Highway 101 Roadwork 7.21.2020

Road work continues today which will impact commuters on highway 101. The roadwork is scheduled to continue through Wednesday between the hours of 6 and 11. One lane in each direction will be closed between Traffic way in Atascadero and highway 58 near Santa Margarita. So you can expect back-ups during the morning commute on…

Paso Robles City Council Meeting 7.21.2020

Paso Robles city council meets tonight, virtually. You can hear the meeting live here on KPRL. It will also be live-streamed on YouTube. You can access it at www.prcity.com/youtube. The council to consider a one percent increase in the city’s sales tax and transient occupancy tax (TOT). They will also revisit the Salinas riverbed issue.…

Paso Robles Schools 7.21.2020

Paso Robles schools superintendent Curt Dubost sends out a message to parents about school this fall in the district. Dr. Dubost says that the district will begin the year with distance learning. That’s the recommendation by the board. The board will meet Thursday night of this week. They postponed tonight’s meeting until Thursday of this…

Fall Sports 7.21.2020

The California Interscholastic Federation announces that the fall high school sports season is moving to the winter. The fall sports will begin in December or January. That includes the football season. The fall sports will run concurrently with the winter sports. Those athletes who play multiple sports will have to choose. The decision complicates logistics…

North County Weather 7.20.2020

Morning clouds will dissipate and we’ll have sunny skies this afternoon. High’s in the low 90’s. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Overnight, clear becoming mostly cloudy with lows in the low to mid 50’s. SW winds 10-20 mph. Tomorrow, partly cloudy, highs near 90. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour tomorrow. The extended forecast…

Protect Atascadero Gift Baskets For Police 7.20.2020

Protect Atascadero gave gift baskets to Atascadero Police Officers to thank them for their service. The volunteers from Protect America took 38 gift baskets to the Atascadero Police Department at 11:00 Saturday morning. The baskets included gift certificates, coupons, baked goods and many other items donated by Protect Atascadero, community members and Atascadero businesses. Valoree…

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Other Stories This Monday 7.20.2020

The Mineral fire on the west side of Fresno county, just west of Coalinga has burned 26 thousand acres. It is now 47% contained. A fire burned three acres along highway 41 near Shandon yesterday. That fire was brought under control around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. A woman in San Luis Obispo is accusing of shooting…

Coronavirus Facts by Dr. Kelly Victory 7.20.2020

School districts and many municipalities impacted by the corona virus and particularly, the government-imposed shutdown. A physician who specializes in public health says many of the political decisions surrounding the corona-virus have been unnecessary and ill-advised. Her name is Dr. Kelly Victory, and she’s a specialist in public issues and emergencies like pandemics. What about…

Paso Robles City Council 7.20.2020

Paso Robles city council meets tomorrow night. One issue which is being carried over from last week’s emergency meeting; What to do about all the fires in the riverbed. Most people agree that if they don’t do something soon, there’s going to be a disastrous fire. City councilman John Hamon has been the most vocal…