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Algae in Atascadero Lake 7.19.2019

Atascadero lake is blooming again. The algae returns each summer when warm returns. The city of Atascadero says the algae is not toxic. It is safe for human contact. There is no environmental hazard associated with it. The city has implemented measures to help manage algae bloom. The city’s Terry Banish releasing a report about…

Pfeiffer Beach Body 7.19.2019

The body of a woman found near Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur is identified as 61-year-old Heather East of Monterey. East reportedly died by drowning. She was reported missing on Monday. The body was found in a difficult to reach location near Sycamore Canyon road. Someone had discovered the body near shore. East’s car was…

Body Found 7.19.2019

The body of a man discovered in the Salinas river bed yesterday morning is identified as 40-year-old Pedro Alvarado-Torres, the suspect in that wrong-way collision on 101 earlier this week that left one person dead, and two others seriously injured. The CHP says the body was found by a man operating a metal detector in…

North County Weather 7.18.2019

Sunny today with highs in the low 80’s. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows in the low 50’s. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs in the upper 70’s. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through the weekend. High temperatures…

Egrets 7.18.2019

An animal rescue group in the Bay Area is asking for help caring for 89 baby snowy egrets and black-crowned night herons who were left homeless last week after a tree fell over in downtown Oakland. International Bird Rescue is asking for donations and volunteers to help feed and care for the baby birds rescued…

Kohl’s 7.18.2019

Kohl’s is hiring people for the back to school rush through the Christmas holiday season. The hiring announced yesterday. It will kick off in August. Three thousand full and part-time workers to be hired nationwide. Kohl’s has 500 stores including one in Paso Robles in the Walmart shopping center.

Michael Dusi 7.18.2019

Grape growers, a free workshop today to learn the best practices for transportation and operation ahead of the 2019 Wine Harvest. It’s the first every Harvest Prep meeting at Michael Dusi Logistics off Dry Creek road. The Harvest Prep meeting begins at three this afternoon at Michael Dusi Logistics on Second Wind Way near Dry…

Clarification on Paso School District 7.18.2019

KPRL needs to clarify some information related to the Paso Robles school district. It relates to the district’s cooperation with the San Miguel school district. Although Paso Robles school board members have met with San Miguel board members to talk about possibly sharing a superintendent, and sharing some services, discussion of any consolidation between the…

Fire at Fort Hunter Liggett 7.18.2019

A fire at Fort Hunter Liggett burned about 1600 acres yesterday. The fire started around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. It burned off Nacimiento-Ferguson road. Fire crews fully contained the fire around 3:00 yesterday morning. They were still mopping up the area yesterday. No injuries reported. You may see some of the smoke today. Most of it…