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Obituary 2.18.2021

One sad note this morning, which is probably not news to you. KPRL’s strongest talk show host, Rush Limbaugh died yesterday after fighting lung cancer. His wife, Kathryn, made the announcement yesterday on the air. He developed his talk show while working at KFBK in Sacramento in 1984. KPRL was among the first 30 affiliates…

Two Developments in PRJUSD 2.18.2021

Several developments in the Paso Robles school district. First, students are back in the classroom at Winifred Pifer elementary school. Last week, crews disinfected classrooms. When the TV cameras arrived, the crews put on haz-mat suits. You may have seen them. They looked pretty official. The good news, kids are back after a closure because…

Homeless Center 2.18.2021

This week, the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo began accepting applications for 60 affordable housing units at the former Motel 6 in Paso Robles. The group is accepting 300 applications. The first ten families may move in next month. The housing authority is operating at the south end of Motel 6. ECHO has units…

Sheriff Parkinson & The Border 2.18.2021

One of the impending changes California will see with the election of president Joe Biden is a change in border security. San Luis Obispo county sheriff Ian Parkinson feels strongly about the issue. He says strict regulations at the border are critical for controlling crime. Another caller asked him about the Nancy Woodrum murder case.…

Paso Council on Sewer Rates 2.17.2021

Last night, the Paso Robles city council again discussed the proposed sewer rate increase. Mayor Steve Martin telling the council, people have told him Paso Robles has the highest rates in the county. Waste water treatment manager Matt Thompson said that, that is not the case. The sewer rates in Paso Robles are toward the…

Drug Bust in Atascadero 2.16.2021

Detectives were notified that a vehicle associated with a known drug dealer was parked at a hotel in the 6800 block of El Camino Real. The suspect exited that hotel where he had been staying, drove off and was subsequently stopped by Atascadero police officers for a driving infraction. He’s identified as 45-year-old Christopher Rafael…

Native American Bones 2.16.2021

The Atascadero police department responded to reports of skeletal remains found at a house under construction on Acacia road. When APD arrived on the scene they had found that the contractor had dug up what looked like human remains. Officers immediately called in an anthropologist who said they were likely Native American human remains. Since…