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Recall Gavin Newsom 12.18.2020

The effort to recall governor Gavin Newsom is gaining momentum statewide. The growing momentum because of fear the governor is going to put more businesses out of operation and people out of work. Ann Dunsmore is with Rescue California, says rescue California has helped with the recall effort, but the reason it’s working is because…

Covid in the County Jail 12.18.2020

One of the worst environments for coronavirus is jails and prisons. San Luis Obispo county sheriff Ian Parkinson says the county jail is doing pretty well managing it, although the outbreaks at state prison’s is preventing them from shipping inmates to state facilities. As a result, there are a number of convicted or accused murderers…

Going Back To School 12.18.2020

Most educators and parents agree that distance learning in the public schools is not effective. It’s simply not working for most students. Many students are not learning anything. At Tuesday’s Paso Robles school board meeting, superintendent Curt Dubost encouraged the district to allow middle school and high school students return to the classroom. The board…

Opening Monologue 12.18.2020

The last weekend before Christmas and it looks to be sunny and warm in the north county. We may see a few clouds, but afternoon temperatures will reach into the mid 60’s. Again tomorrow night, there will be another drive-thru Vine Street Victorian Christmas Showcase. That’s from 6-8 Saturday evening on Vine street in Paso…

North County Weather 12.17.2020

Sunny today with a few clouds this afternoon, highs near 60. A slight chance of a rain shower. NW winds at 15-25 miles per hour. Clear to partly cloudy overnight, lows in the low 30’s . Sunny tomorrow with highs in the low 60’s. The extended forecast calls for sunshine through the weekend. No snow…

In Sports 12.17.2020

The Cal Poly Mustang men’s basketball team hosted University of San Diego yesterday afternoon. Mott gym was empty as San Diego beat the Mustangs 70-61. It’s the first win of the season for San Diego. In the first half, the Mustangs shot 35% from the floor. The Torreros shot 53%. San Diego opened a 13…

ECE 12.17.2020

We’re two weeks away from a collective taking over the management of electric power in Paso Robles. Central Coast Community Energy takes over January first. It was called Monterey Bay Community Power when Paso Robles city council and several other municipalities in the county took the reins away from PG and E and handed them…

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Other Stories This Thursday 12.17.2020

Because of all the fraud associated with the coronavirus pay out, Bank of America froze debit cards and checking accounts. This is separate from the California Economic Development Department’s fraud which allowed 20 thousand prison inmates to receive over $2 billion dollars in unemployment benefits. This freeze is for those who receive their weekly unemployment…

Dick Mason

Sheriff Parkinson Response to Lock-down 12.17.2020

Governor Gavin Newsom’s response to the coronavirus has done more than destroy many family-owned small businesses. It’s created a lot of stress for families. San Luis Obispo county sheriff Ian Parkinson tells KPRL crime is up dramatically in California and it’s not coincidental. Child abuse and domestic violence up dramatically as the governor’s lock-down continues…