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Birthday For Keefer 7.14.2020

A drive-by birthday party for 95-year-old Don Keefer yesterday in Paso Robles. The former city manager of the city couldn’t have a traditional birthday, because of the Covid-19 restrictions, so people drove by in cars festooned with flags and birthday greetings. KPRL talked with his grand daughter, Julie Bell. She says Don Keefer is remarkably…

North County Weather 7.10.2020

Sunny today, high’s near 100. NW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Overnight, clear with lows in the mid 50’s. NW winds 10-20 mph. Tomorrow, sunny, highs in the upper 90’s. NW winds 10-20 miles per hour tomorrow. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through the weekend, warming up to about 103 on Sunday.…

James Papp Fired 7.10.2020

The chairman of the San Luis Obispo Cultural Heritage Commission is fired after city council members say he was rude and disrespectful. James Papp says he carried out his duties assessing historic preservation. The San Luis Obispo city council votes 5-0 to remove him. Afterwards, Papp announced that he’s now running for city council. Papp…

Raising Taxes in Paso Robles 7.10.2020

Paso Robles city council talks at length last night about raising taxes. City manager Tom Frutchey told the councilman there are several ways the city can increase revenue to stop deficit spending. City manager Frutchey says the council cannot raise property taxes, City residents weighed in on the possibility of a tax increase. Aaron Berg…

North County Weather 7.03.2020

Mostly sunny today, high’s in the upper 80’s. WSW winds 10-20 miles per hour this afternoon. Overnight, clear with lows in the upper 40’s. WNW winds 10-20 mph. Tomorrow, sunny and warmer on the 4th of July, highs in the 100’s. NW winds 10-20 miles per hour tomorrow. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny…

Lavender Festival 7.03.2020

The Paso Robles Olive and Central Coast Lavender Festivals are postponed until 2021. They were originally scheduled for May. Then postponed until August. Now, they’re delayed until next year. The Main Street association says events scheduled between September and December of this year have not been canceled at this time.

Ravine Water Park 7.03.2020

One sad note for a lot of young people in the north county. The Ravine Water Park has canceled it’s operating season this year. That mean less fun at the water park. And it means that about one hundred young people will not be working at the Ravine Water Park this summer, earning money for…

Covid-19 SLO Update 7.03.2020

The coronavirus continues to spread in San Luis Obispo county. Another 33 cases confirmed yesterday. That brings the total to 675 out of 285 thousand people in the county. Most are recovering at home. 12 people are receiving hospital care. Two people have died from covid-19. One was aged 94. The first died back in…