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Valentines Day 2.12.2021

Sunday is Valentine’s Day. You can buy flowers from Templeton fire fighters who are selling them at the Legion Hall again today. Fire Captain Brandon Wall tells KPRL, they’ll be selling flowers today through Sunday at the Legion Hall. Saturday and Sunday at the fire station, and Sunday, at the Barrel House. So, if you’re…

Highway 41 & Highway 1 – 2.12.2021

While work continues to reopen highway one, Caltrans says highway 41 has reopened into Yosemite national parks. That highway 41 entrance has been closed for a few weeks. It reopened yesterday. Although you still have to get a reservation to enter the national park. That highway 41 entrance was closed for more than three weeks…

Paul Flores Arrested 2.12.2021

Paul Flores arrested in Los Angeles yesterday on weapons charges. Flores arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a fire arm. Flores is the sole person of interest in the disappearance of Cal Poly student Kristin Smart. Flores was booked into the Los Angeles metropolitan detention center. In February of last year,…

Mid State Fair 2.12.2021

Officials with the California mid state fair say there may not be a fair this summer of 2021. They’re still discussing it. The fair is scheduled to occur from July 21st to August first. If they do hold it this summer, the vaccine clinic will have to move from the Paso Robles Event Center to…

Kevin McCarthy 2.12.2021

About 15 years ago, KPRL talked with congressman Kevin McCarthy on Sound Off. He shared a story about his two young children. McCarthy was serving his first term in office and felt guilty that he had not spent more time in office. He told them that during spring break, he would fly them anywhere they…

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Opener for Friday 2.12.2021

Today we celebrate the beginning of President’s Day weekend. For some, it’s a 3 or 4 day weekend. It’s also the Chinese Lunar New Year, the year of the ox. And Valentine’s Day is coming up Sunday. A lot to celebrate this weekend in the north county. Did you get any rain at your place…

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KPRL Listener Quote 2.12.2021

People who are afraid to get sick want healthy people to wear masks. People who want to depopulate the planet demand forced vaccinations. People who are burning down cities, destroying business fronts and punching the elderly want to take your guns away. People who demand tolerance want half the country canceled. People who want open…

North County Weather 2.10.2021

Partly cloudy skies today with plenty of sunshine. Highs this afternoon near 67. NNW winds 5-10 miles per hour. Clear to partly cloudy skies tonight, lows near 39 with light winds. Mostly cloudy tomorrow with a 50% chance of rain late Thursday night and early Friday morning, highs around 67. The extended forecast calls for…

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Mars Aircraft 2.10.2021

The United Arab Emirates has launched a spacecraft which is now in orbit around mars. It’s the Arab World’s first interplanetary mission. The space crafted recently reached the end of its nearly seven month, 300-million mile journey. The space craft is called Amal. Which is Arabic for hope. Two more unmanned spacecraft from the US…