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Caldwell & Carbajal Debate 10.19.2020

  Saturday afternoon, congressman Salud Carbajal debated challenger Andy Caldwell in a televised debate. The event was virtual, with each candidate Zooming into the broadcast moderated by TV anchor Scott Hennessey. During the debate, Caldwell repeatedly attacked Carbajal’s performance in congress, including his giving Nancy Pelosi a proxy and returning to Santa Barbara. Carbajal attacked…

Opening Monologue 10.19.2020

If you like fall, you’re going to enjoy this week in the north county. Cooler temperatures. Leaves beginning to change color. And a few pumpkins popping up on porches in preparation for Halloween. The air quality impacted some by a 200-acre fire burning near Fort Hunter Liggett. They’re calling it the Coleman fire. It’s burning…

North County Weather 10.16.2020

Sunny skies today, highs this afternoon near 100. SW winds 10-15 miles per hour. Overnight, clear to partly cloudy skies, lows in the low 50’s. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies, highs in the mid 90’s. WSW winds 5-10 miles per hour. The long range forecast calls for sunny skies through the weekend. But a cooling trend…

Lemur in SF Zoo Disappears 10.16.2020

Police say someone broke into the San Francisco Zoo and stole a ring-tailed lemur. The 21-year-old male lemur named Maki was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors on Wednesday morning. Investigators found evidence of a forced entry to the lemur enclosure. They processed the scene for evidence. They’re asking for tips from…

Thanksgiving 10.16.2020

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? That’s the next big American traditional holiday to be impacted by the coronavirus paranoia. Dr. Anthony Fauci says yesterday and I quote, “We’ve really got to double down on fundamental public health measures.” He advises Americans to rethink their usual plans for Thanksgiving gatherings. Here in the north county,…

Harris Travel 10.16.2020

Senator Kamala Harris will not be traveling this weekend. That’s after three people connected to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign test positive for the coronavirus. The California senator and her husband will be staying at home through Monday. Joe Biden is not altering his public schedule. His campaign officials say Biden had no direct exposure to…

United Airlines 10.16.2020

Meanwhile, the economic impact of the government imposed shutdown continues to shake the economy. United Airlines says that 2,700 corporate jobs cut since the shutdown began will not return. CEO Scott Kirby says the airlines is beginning to see the “light at the end of the tunnel.” But they expect air travel to plateau at…

SLO Co Covid Update 10.16.2020

The county health department reports another 36 new positive tests for the coronavirus. 19 of those were reported in Paso Robles. That takes the total since March to 3,969 people testing positive out of a population of 285 thousand people. So, just over one percent of the county population has tested positive for Covid-19. The…

Race Matters in Atascadero 10.16.2020

Race issues in Atascadero. Race Matters visiting with city leaders recently to ascertain the state of the city’s race relations. City councilwoman Roberta Fonzi tells KPRL, the group was concerned about what they perceive as the lack of diversity in the county. Councilwoman Robert Fonzi has lived in Atascadero for more than fifty years. She…

Shooting in Paso 10.16.2020

A fatal shooting yesterday at a liquor store at the north end of Paso Robles. The shooting occurred just before 6:00 yesterday near J n J’s Liquor at 34th and Spring streets. Witnesses described hearing between three and four shots. One person was killed another wounded in the forearm. Paso Robles police sergeant Tod Rehner…