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Templeton Fire Department 7.24.2019

One of the neighboring fire agencies to fight those riverbed fires in Paso Robles, the Templeton fire department. Chief Bill White says he was on that fire that closed the Veterans Memorial bridge and Niblick road earlier this year. The Templeton fire department, unfortunately, is limited by its funding. Because Templeton is a Community Services…

Clearing Out The Riverbed 7.24.2019

The city of Paso Robles to embark on an expensive effort to clear out the Salinas riverbed. That means both brush and squatters. Fire chief Jonathon Stornetta introduced the plan at last weeks city council meeting Police chief Ty Lewis says cleaning up the riverbed will be an ongoing effort. Initially, the plan to clean…

Monday’s Riverbed Fire 7.24.2019

More than sixty firefighters battled that fire in the Salinas riverbed Monday evening. The fire was reported at about 6 pm along the 3200 block of Sulphur Springs road. Near highway 46 east in Paso Robles. Sixty-two firefighters fought the fire, including crews from Paso Robles, Atascadero, Templeton, Cal Fire and Camp Roberts. Those departments…

Mid State Fair 7.24.2019

Day eight today at the California Mid State Fair. The Market Steer show beginning at 8 this morning, FFA, then 4-H. The gates open at twelve, and close at midnight. At two this afternoon, Tommy Harris will conduct “Hands on Horse Activities” at Equestrian Row. Zoo To You is on the Headliner stage at 3…

North County Weather 7.23.2019

Sunny today with highs in the mid 90’s. WSW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight, clear with lows near 60. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny with highs near 100. SW winds 15-25 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny weather through the week, but warmer than last week.

AG News 7.23.2019

The numbers are in on the Industrial Arts auction. The 2019 Industrial Arts auction at the Mid State fair brought in $153 thousand dollars, which is a new record. That’s 50% greater than last year. More than $650 thousand has been brought in by the sale of products created by local high school fabricators. That…

Hyperloop 7.23.2019

At the Space X sponsored Hyperloop competition in Hawthorne over the weekend, Cal Poly’s SLO Loop team did not reach the finals. The German entry from Munich reached a record 288 miles per hour in the Space X vacuum tube. Team Tum is from the technical University of Munich. Last year, the team set the…

Sherry Gong 7.23.2019

Sherry Gong appeared yesterday in San Luis Obispo county superior court. She entered a plea of not guilty to embezzling more than $30 thousand dollars from Atascadero high school’s band Booster Club. The case was continued until next month. Sherry Gong is the wife of county clerk recorder Tommy Gong. Sherry Gong never told her…

Fire 7.23.2019

A brush fire broke out around six yesterday evening in the Salinas river bed in Paso Robles. It was near the highway 46 overpass. Just last week, Paso Robles city council approved plans to allocate more than $300 thousand in an effort to clear brush and homeless from the Salinas river bed. So far this…

Templeton Fire 7.23.2019

Sunday afternoon, a fire in Templeton forced closure of highway 101, and rerouting of traffic. Templeton fire chief Bill White tells KPRL. Chief White says Templeton fire’s quick response made a difference in suppressing that fire. Those living in the Templeton community are asked to vote on Measure A, which would fund the Templeton fire…