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Charlie Watts 8.31.2021

Since his recent death, we’re learning more about Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. For instance, although he never learned to drive, Watts had an impressive collection of exotic cars. He said, “I just love the shape of old cars. I can’t drive, so I just sit in them and listen to the purr. I suppose…

Dick Mason

Chumash Council 8.31.2021

The Santa Ynez band of the Chumash Indians cancels the annual Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow Wow. It was scheduled for the first weekend of October. The announcement coming out a few days ago. Tribal leaders saying, “Out of an abundance of caution, and considering the latest surge of covid-19 in Santa Barbara county, the decision was…

Mandatory Vaccines in CA 8.31.2021

Democratic lawmakers dropped a controversial proposal to mandate vaccines in the state. Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks of Oakland said she will not pursue the proposal this year after drafts of her bill language were leaked last week. She says she needs more time to craft “the strongest bill possible.” Dropping the proposal before the legislature adjourns…

Senate Bill Nine 8.31.2021

A remarkable senate bill related to housing is making its way through the state legislature. Senate bill 9 passed in the California state assembly late last week. It’s now returning for a vote in the state senate the bill would do the following. It would allow all single-family lots in the state to be subdivided…

Atascadero Overdose 8.31.2021

The investigation continues into the suspected overdose deaths of two Atascadero adults. Detectives with the Atascadero police department trying to ascertain what happened. Three people were discovered unresponsive early Saturday afternoon. Two were dead. Another adult was rushed to a local hospital. Sheriff Ian Parkinson tells KPRL law enforcement does its best to save victims…

North County Weather 8.30.2021

Mostly sunny skies today. Highs today near 98 in Paso Robles. Near 92 Atascadero. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Overnight, clear skies, lows near 59. NNE winds 10-15 miles per hour. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, but much cooler. Highs near 86 in Paso Robles. 83 in Atascadero. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended…

In Sports 8.30.2021

The Atascadero Greyhounds clobber Torres out of Madera Friday night in high school football. The Greyhounds beat Torres of Madera 35-0 at Atascadero high school. The Bearcats also won their home opener, beating Independence high school out of Bakersfield 14-6. The Templeton Eagles traveled to Coalinga, but lost to the Horned Toads 27-6. The Eagles…

Wolf Pack Survives Fire 8.30.2021

Wildfires like the Caldor or Dixie fire destroy buildings and a lot of wildlife. But a California wolf biologist says he found a California wolf pack outside the town of Westwood in Lassen county. Fire destroyed their den, but the wolves survived. Biologist Kent Laudon spotted two adults with one young adult wolf and four…

Caldor Fire 8.30.2021

The Caldor fire has forced more evacuations around the Tahoe basin. Last night, all residents on the California side of the lake Tahoe basin were warned to evacuate. Cal Fire division chief Erich Schwab says the fire is moving about one-half mile each day. It’s been doing that for the last couple weeks. Schwab says…

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Fire in Paso Destroys RV’s 8.30.2021

A fire at Sky River recreational vehicle dealership Saturday night destroyed three RV’s and damaged five others. The fire broke out around 10:30 Saturday night. That’s located at 2552 Theater drive. You’ve probably driven by it many times. When the firefighters arrived at 10:30 Saturday night, they contained the flames to prevent them from spreading…