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Election Turn Out 10.27.2020

This unique election is inspiring remarkable turn out. County clerk-recorder Tommy Gong says that his office has received more than 82 thousand ballots already. That’s 45% of the total registered voters. According to the Tribune, almost half of those ballots, were from voters age 65 and older. The next highest age ground was 50-64. The…

Atascadero Police & Fire 10.27.2020

If you attended any of the Talks On The Block in the last few years, you know that the city of Atascadero operates with less revenue than other cities in the county. Funding the police department is not easy. Police officers with Atascadero make less money than other municipalities. The police and firefighters associations are…

Atascadero City Council Meeting 10.27.2020

Atascadero city council meets tonight. The council will discuss annexing two parcels. Mayor Heather Moreno tells KPRL two parcels to be annexed. One on Curbaril. That one will generate about $3 thousand dollars a year. Another called the Grand Oak Paseo Annexation. That project is expected to generate between 19 and $20 thousand dollar a…

Fatal Car Crash 10.27.2020

A fatal car crash blocked traffic on SB 101 just south of Paso Robles last night. The accident occurred shortly before seven last night on SB 101 about about one-half mile south of the Spring street on ramp. The CHP says the crash occurred when a driver tried to change lanes and rear-ended another vehicle.…

Chumash Culture Day 10.26.2020

Over the weekend, the 14th annual Chumash Culture Day goes virtual. The entire event is on social media. It features songs, dances and spoken Chumash. Among their favorite musical instruments, the clapper. Previously, the annual event was free and open to the public. Besides singing and dancing they sold arts and crafts and conducted a…

Lompoc Dogs 10.26.2020

If you would like to adopt a chihuahua, this may be your opportunity. Santa Barbara county animal services removed more than 100 dogs from a home in Lompoc. Most the dogs were chihuahua’s or chihuahua mixes. They range in age from newborn puppies to 8 years old. A number of the dogs are pregnant. One…

San Bernadino Shooting 10.26.2020

Remember the San Bernadino shooting in 2015? A husband and his Muslim wife opened fire on a Christmas holiday event, killing 14 people. The man who bought two rifles for the assailants gets 20 years in prison. Enrique Marques Jr. supplied weapons for Syed Rizwan Farook and Farook’s wife. The couple killed 14 people and…

PG & E Power Shutdown10.26.2020

Last week, several hundred PG & E customers in Atascadero lost power because of a shut-down to prevent wildfires. Over the weekend, a dangerous windstorm in northern California forced PG & E to shut off power to about 360 thousand homes and businesses. Initially it was 500,000, but they scaled it back to 360 thousand.…

Crash At The Cholame Y 10.26.2020

A crash at the Cholame Y late Saturday night. A passenger in one vehicle suffered severe injuries. CHP officers arrested 70-year-old Fidel Martinez Lopez of San Miguel for driving under the influence following the head on crash. Lopez was attempting to make a left turn onto highway 41 when he drove head-on into an oncoming…