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Earthquakes 7.08.2019

Earthquakes on the minds of many in California after two big tremors shake southern California. The first measured 6.4 on Thursday. The epicenter near Ridgecrest. Then Friday evening, a second quake measured 7.1, which is ten times greater than the first. Governor Gavin Newsom visited Ridgecrest over the weekend and talked about a discussion he…

Kejuan Bynum 7.08.2019

The Atascadero man accused of fatally stabbing a Paso Robles man in Shandon back on June first entered a not guilty plea last week. 26-year-old Kejuan Bynum entered the plea last Wednesday in San Luis Obispo superior court. He’s accused of fatally stabbing 23-year-old Christopher Wilson. His defense attorney says he’s working on the case.…

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Sheriff’s Office 7.08.2019

The San Luis Obispo county sheriff’s department is investigating a suspicious death in the north county. The body of a man discovered early yesterday on the side of Estrella road near Hog Canyon in rural Paso Robles. Deputies responded to a call Sunday morning and found a dead Hispanic male. One report indicates the man…

North County Weather 7.05.2019

Mostly sunny today with highs in the upper 80’s. Westerly winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows near 50. Westerly winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs near 90. Westerly winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through next week with highs near 90.

Lavender Festival 7.05.2019

The Lavender Festival is tomorrow at the downtown city park in Paso Robles. Kevin Fuson grows Lavender near the river bottoms a few miles north of Paso Robles. He says it’s a very useful crop. You can check out all the uses, tomorrow at the Lavender Festival 10-5 at the downtown city park, and it’s…

Other Stories This Friday 7.05.2019

Two men found dead on board a boat which had been reported missing off shore of Santa Barbara. 53-year-old Gary Bishop and 49-year-old Christopher Avila were transporting the boat from the Channel Islands harbor to port San Luis. There’s no evidence of foul play. The incident is under investigation. An earthquake shakes southern California yesterday…

Bluegrass Festival 7.05.2019

Several thousand people attended the Colony Days Bluegrass Freedom Festival at Atascadero lake park on Independence Day. Several bands performed including Snap Jackson and the Knock on Wood Players. Concert organizer Nick Mattson said attendance increased dramatically this year. Some estimated the crowd doubled this year. Nick said it was 20-30% grater this year. The…

Flags on Veterans Memorial Bridge 7.05.2019

On Independence Day, United States flags flew once again along the Veterans Memorial bridge in Paso Robles. Originally, Kiwanis put the flags out, but some technical issues related to securing the flags to the poles prevented their display for the last several years. Teresa Sullenger tells KPRL the bridge is called the Veterans Memorial Bridge,…

Templeton Fourth of July Parade 7.05.2019

Yesterday, thousands turned out for the annual 4th of July parade in Templeton. The firefighters breakfast packed hundreds of people into the fire station beginning at seven yesterday morning. The fundraiser continued until the parade started at 10:00 am. The Grand Marshals of the Templeton parade included 99-year-old colonel Thomas Hidalgo, who landed at Utah…

North County Weather 7.03.2019

Mostly sunny today with highs in the mid 80’s. WNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows around 50. NW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs in the mid 80’s. Westerly winds to 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through next week with highs…