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Transportation Issues 8.09.2021

If you’ve driven Niblick road past Paso Robles high school, you’ve probably seen the van parked near the road with a big banner that says, van drivers wanted. The school district trying to hire van drivers for the coming school district. At 12:30 this afternoon, KPRL will talk with transportation and operations director Kelly Stainbrook…

Recall Election in CA 8.09.2021

One week from today, ballots will go out in California’s recall election. Just one issue on the ballot. The recall of governor Gavin Newsom. San Luis Obispo county republican leader Randall Jordan says this election is unique. Again, that’s Randall Jordan of the San Luis Obispo county republican party, talking about the recall election which…

Critical Race Theory 8.09.2021

Tomorrow evening, the Paso Robles school district will revisit a resolution which would ban the teaching of critical race theory in the school district. School board president Chris Arend wrote the resolution. During the last school board meeting, trustee Nate Williams said critical race theory is not being taught in Paso Robles schools. Then, a…

Dixie Fire 8.09.2021

The Dixie fire grew another 100,000 acres over the weekend. It’s now grown to 490,000 acres in four California counties. Containment remains at 21%. The fire has destroyed 404 structures across four counties; Plumas, Butte, Tehama and Lassen counties. More than 5,000 firefighters are battling the blaze, including a four-man crew from Paso Robles fire…

North County Weather 8.06.2021

Partly cloudy skies today, highs near 99 in Paso Robles. Near 96 Atascadero. NW winds 10-15 miles per hour. Overnight, clear skies, lows near 58. WNW winds 10-15 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny, but cooler, highs near 91 in Paso Robles. 87 in Atascadero. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for…

Atascadero Concerts at the Lake 8.06.2021

Saturday’s concerts in the park continue tomorrow evening at Atascadero lake park. The Jump Jax featuring Mike Smothers to perform from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Atascadero lake park bandstand. The concert is free. You’re encouraged to take a low-back chair, a blanket and your own beverages. Yabba Dabba Dogs and Paradise Shaved Ice will…

Electric Buses For Schools 8.06.2021

Central Coast Community Energy launches a program to encourage local schools to buy electric school buses. 3CE, as they call themselves, is the middle-man company which stepped between PG and E, and the consumer. The Paso Robles city council approved 3CE’s participation as an energy provider. San Luis Obispo county and the city of Atascadero…

Kristin Smart Murder Trial 8.06.2021

More testimony yesterday in the preliminary hearing in the Kristin Smart trial underway in San Luis superior court. Yesterday, a friend of the missing Cal Poly student shared her experiences when she last saw Kristin Smart. She says the two went to a small gathering off campus with some other people from their dorm. Then,…

Dixie Fire Update 8.06.2021

In Plumas county, the Dixie fire nearly destroys a gold rush town in the sierras. Greenville, population 1,000 is 75% destroyed. That includes historic buildings and homes in the picturesque gold rush-era town. A woman who runs a knitting shop says, “The town is completely gone. There’s nothing left. Almost nothing left of the town.”…