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Cal Poly Flight 10.29.2020

On this date sixty years ago, a plane carrying the Cal Poly football team crashed shortly after take off following a game against Bowling Green. It was a twin engine Curtiss Wright Super C46F, a World War II surplus plane, that crashed shortly after takeoff from Toledo Express airport in NW Ohio. The crash killed…

Atascadero Night Out 10.29.2020

The Seventh Annual Night Out for Atascadero took on a little different form last night in Colony Park. Police SGT John Taylor organized the event. Because of the coronavirus, people were not allowed to gather, but police and fire personnel who were not on duty were on hand. The intent is to create more synergy…

Paso Robles City Council 10.29.2020

A special city council meeting tonight with only one item on the agenda. That’s the conversion of Motel 6 into affordable housing and a homeless shelter. Mayor Steve Martin says homelessness is not an easy problem to solve. Councilman Steve Gregory spoke in favor of the proposal to convert Motel 6. The council voted unanimously…

Where To Vote in SLO County 10.28.2020

Where to Vote – County of San Luis Obispo You may drop off mail-in ballots at any Drop Off location beginning October 5th, or at any Voter Service Center during hours of operation. You may vote in person at any Voter Service Center beginning October 31st. For detailed information go to: https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Clerk-Recorder/All-Services/Elections-and-Voting/Where-to-Vote.aspx

Cherry The Schnoodle 10.28.2020

Cherry the schnoodle is back home with her human friends. Someone stole Monica Tumbrello’s BMW with her dog inside it. A schnoodle is part schnauzer and part poodle. Police arrested a transient when she returned to the car, where she’d parked it on Meineke street in San Luis Obispo. The car was stolen last Thursday…

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Correction 10.28.2020

One correction from a report yesterday here on KPRL. When the Atascadero Fire and Police Associations said there was a no confidence vote for mayoral candidate Josh Donovan, I reported that it was because he opposed D-20, the one per cent sales tax on the ballot in Atascadero. That’s only partially true. The no confidence…

Atascadero City Council Meeting 10.28.2020

Atascadero City Council held a short virtual meeting Tuesday night. The council unanimously approved the annexation of two residential properties. That allows the city to generate revenue from those two housing projects to offset the cost for city services. One of the two projects includes affordable micro-homes. The houses are only 550-850 square feet. They…