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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…

In Sports 7.03.2019

The Firecracker Baseball Classic wraps up today with three games at Barnhart field on the campus of Paso Robles high school. Last night, the Paso Robles Bearcats beat Redding 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh on a walk-off single by Aaron Espinoza. The Firecracker Baseball Classic championship games are Wednesday. Coach Thornhill says the…

Walmart in Paso Robles 7.03.2019

If you visit Walmart in Paso Robles this holiday week, you’ll see some remodeling and renovation. They held a grand reopening last week. The improvements include all new concrete and hardwood floors. A separate money center at the front of the store. Wider grocery aisles, and additional technology displays. Store manager Daniel Martinez says the…

Vaccinated Students 7.03.2019

A new study released today by the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that California’s efforts to reduce the rate of kindergartners without their required vaccinations is apparently working. The number of students without up-to-date vaccines decreased from about 10% in 2013 to nearly 5% in 2017. That’s after legislative intervention in California. Meanwhile,…

Suing Public Defender 7.03.2019

A former inmate at the county jail is suing “San Luis Obispo public defenders.” John Wyman accuses the law firm which handled his case. His suit alleges the firm failed to competently represent him. Wyman is a 52-year-old veteran of the US air force. He spent about three months in solitary confinement at the county…