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Santa Maria 6.16.2020

Santa Maria police department is searching for a missing woman whose car was found abandoned near a park in that city. 23-year-old Juana Lopez Bautista was last seen around 8 Sunday morning. She went to a laundry in Santa Maria around 11 Sunday morning. Then went to a local Santa Maria grocery store. Her Kia…

Covid-19 SLO Update 6.16.2020

San Luis Obispo county reported 23 new confirmed cases of Covid-19. It’s the greatest number of positive cases of the Covid 19 virus since they started tracking them in March. Why so many? The health department does not offer any explanation for the spike in cases. The rules have relaxed somewhat in the county. The…

Paso Robles City Council 6.16.2020

Paso Robles city council meets tonight. It’s another virtual meeting, but you can hear it live here on KPRL beginning at 6:30. The council will get an update on the coronavirus, and police chief Ty Lewis is expected to give a report on the recent shootings in the city of Paso Robles. Again, you can…

Pismo Beach Fire 6.16.2020

A fire in the hills above Pismo Beach blackened the sky, closed roads and created profound traffic jams yesterday between San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande on 101, 227 and Orcutt road. The fire started around 2:30 near Avila Beach. The vegetation fire started on Cragg Canyon road and North Thompson avenue. It burned 5…

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Opening Monologue 6.16.2020

Cooler weather today in the north county.High temperatures will be in the upper 80’s this afternoon, and that’s as warm as it’s going to get for a few days. Despite the fact the first day of summer is Saturday, high temperatures will remain in the upper 80’s until Sunday or Monday. Forecasters predicting a high…

North County Weather 6.15.2020

Sunny with highs in the mid 90’s. NNW winds 15-25 mile per hour. Overnight, clear with lows in the mid 50’s. NNW 15 – 25 mph. Tomorrow, mostly sunny but cooler. High in the mid-60’s. NNW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 80’s thru…

Movie Theaters 6.15.2020

Movie theaters are also preparing to reopen. Dr. Penny Borenstein says movie theaters will soon be able to reopen, but there are some changes. The maximum occupancy will be 25% of capacity or a maximum of 100 people. It’s not clear when local theaters will reopen, but it will be soon. Yesterday, Mission San Luis…

Reopening Wineries 6.15.2020

Wineries reopening over the weekend as the state and county relax rules on the government-imposed shut down. Zenaida cellars in Paso Robles opened for wine tasting for the first time on Friday. Jill Ogorsolka tells KPRL it’s nice to be open again. In Cambria, Tom Banish cleaned the counters at Black Hand Cellars after each…