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Opener For Wednesday 08.17.2022

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday morning at this time, NB 101 was closed, blocked by a crash involving a truck transporting thousands of oranges. The truck caught fire near the exit to 46 west, and that closed the freeway entirely. They finally opened the NB left lane at 9 yesterday morning, but it…

North County Weather 08.16.2022

Sunny today with highs near 101. SW winds increasing to 10-20 miles per hour. Overnight, clear with lows near 59. WSW winds 10-15 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny skies, with highs near 97. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for sunny skies with highs in the upper 90’s through Friday. Then…

Pete Pidgeon 08.16.2022

Singer-songwriter Pete Pidgeon recently sang that tune at the North County Has Talent Show at the Printery building in Atascadero. The song is about the changes we went through during the pandemic. Pete Pidgeon says the shutdown really hurt musicians. Unlike a lot of musicians, Pete Pidgeon has a strong academic background in music. He…

Smart Trial Continues 08.16.2022

The Kristin Smart murder trial continues in Monterey county court. Yesterday, a cadaver dog handler testified. Adela Morris told the court that her dog, Cholla signaled at the door of Paul Flores in the Cal Poly dorm. That was during a search for human remains shortly after the disappearance of Kristin Smart. Morris said between…

Paso City Council Meeting 08.16.2022

Paso Robles city council meets tonight at the library conference room. Tonight, the mayor will issue retirement proclamations for Dave McCue and Julie Silva Dahlen. Ditas Esperanza will give a report on capital projects. Freida Berman will also talk about public works issues in the city of Paso Robles. The council will also discuss connecting…

PR City Council Race 08.16.2022

In the Paso Robles city council race, we have only one race with more than one candidate. Michael Rivera is challenging mayor Steve Martin. That’s a city at large election. City councilman John Hamon is running for re-election, and he’s unopposed in his district. In the second district, councilman Maria Elena Garcia resigned. School board…

In Sports 08.15.2022

High school football practice is now underway. Friday night, the Templeton Eagles held a scrimmage which attracted about 100 people to the football field to watch Don Crow’s Eagles. The Eagles will open at home against Coalinga, a team which beat them last season. And we’ll have that game for you live here on KPRL.…