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Mid State Fair 7.27.2018

AT THE MID STATE FAIR LAST NIGHT, BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS ON THE FRONTIER STAGE. LUKE BRYAN ON THE CHUMASH GRANDSTAND LAST NIGHT. THOUSAND TURNING OUT TO SEE THE TALENT AT THE MID-STATE FAIR THIS YEAR, BUT THAT INCLUDES LOCAL TALENT LIKE HILLARY AND KATE. THE SAN LUIS OBISPO DUO PLAYED FIVE TIMES AT THE…

Rocket Launch 7.27.2018

Photo Credit: Missile Defense Agency DID YOU SEE THE ROCKET LAUNCH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING? A SPACE X ROCKET BLASTED OFF FROM VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE AROUND 4:39 WEDNESDAY MORNING. IT CARRIED A CARGO OF 10 COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATION SATELLITES. IT LIT UP THE SKY, DESPITE FOG ALONG THE COAST EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

Phone Tax 7.27.2018

THE GOVERNOR IS PROPOSING A PHONE TAX TO UPGRADE THE 911 SYSTEM IN CALIFORNIA. JERRY BROWN SAYS THE 911 SYSTEM NEEDS AN OVERALL. THE TAX WOULD ELIMINATE AN EXISTING TAX ON IN-STATE PHONE CALLS AND REPLACE IT WITH A FLAT FEE ON CELL PHONE LINES, LANDLINES AND OTHER CONNECTED DEVICES CAPABLE OF CONTACTING 911. THE…

Planning Commission 7.27.2018

AFTER 25 PEOPLE SPOKE AGAINST THE PROPOSAL, THE SAN LUIS OBISPO CITY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES A CONTROVERSIAL 4-STORY DEVELOPMENT ON FOOTHILL BOULEVARD. THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES 78-RENTAL UNITS, COMMERCIAL SPACE AND 155 PARKING SPACES ON 1.3 ACRES. IT ALSO INCLUDES A MECHANICAL PARKING LIFT AND HOUSING FOR MORE THAN 300 STUDENTS. DESPITE 25 PEPOLE SPEAKING IN…

DUI In Atascadero 7.27.2018

THE ATASCADERO POLICE DEPARTMENT IS CONDUCTING A DUI, DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT THIS EVENING. THE LOCATION HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED, BUT THE CHECKPOINT WILL OPERATE SOMEWHERE IN THE CITY LIMITS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF SIX THIS EVENING AND ONE EARLY TOMORROW MORNING. OFFICERS WILL BE LOOKING FOR SIGNS OF ALCOHOL AND OR DRUG IMPAIRMENT. THEY WILL…

New Computer System 7.27.2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT GETS A NEW COMPUTER SOFTWARE PROGRAM. SHERIFF IAN PARKINSON TELLS KPRL THE SYSTEM WILL ALLOW OFFICERS WHO MAKE AN ARREST IN THE NORTH COUNTY TO INPUT THE INFORMATION ENROUTE TO THE JAIL TO EXPEDITE BOOKING WHEN THEY ARRIVE. THIS WEEK, PARKINSON WAS INDUCTED INTO THE CALIFORNIA MID STATE FAIR…

School Board 7.27.2018

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD? A FREE WORKSHOP WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION ON MONDAY, AUGUST 6TH. IT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION. THAT’S LOCATED ACROSS HIGHWAY ONE FROM CUESTA COLLEGE. TOPICS WILL INCLUDE BOARD MEETING PREPARATION AND…

Boys School 7.27.2018

IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, THE CITY OF PASO ROBLES MAY BEGIN CONVERSATIONS ABOUT BUYING THE VACANT BOYS SCHOOL IN PASO ROBLES. A QUESTION RAISED BY LISTENERS TO KPRL, IF THEY CAN’T AFFORD TO IMPROVE THE ROADS, WHERE DO THEY FIND THE MONEY TO PAY $4.7 MILLION DOLLARS FOR 135 ACRES ALONG AIRPORT ROAD. CITY…

Hot Weather 7.27.2018

HOW DO YOU LIKE THE HOT WEATHER? 108 YESTERDAY IN PASO ROBLES AND ATASCADFERO. 105 IN SHANDON AND TEMPELTON. SANTA MARGARITA WAS 103. FAR BELOW THE HOT SPOTS IN CALIFORNIA. A NEW RECORD HIGH YESTERDAY IN DEATH VALLEY, 127 DEGREES. THAT BREAKS THE RECORD OF 126, SET BACK IN 1916. PALM SPRINGS ALSO SETS A…