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Inflation Soaring 01.13.2022

Have you noticed the jump in household expenses recently? Inflation soaring to 7% in the US. It’s the highest inflation since 1982. Prices are up for cars, gas, food, furniture and many other items. That inflation fueled by rampant federal spending by the Biden administration. The labor department reports that gas prices were up 5.5%…

Highway One Repairs 01.13.2022

Congressman Jimmy Panetta of Carmel Valley reports highway one is getting 12.6 million dollars in repairs. Panetta requested that the federal highway administration fund the repairs on highway one, and Nacimiento-Ferguson road. That road connecting highway one to Fort Hunter Liggett is currently closed to traffic. The federal highway administration says the final preliminary design…

Paso Robles School Board 01.13.2022

The Paso Robles school district is building and modernizing schools, but questions remain about what to do with Georgia Brown elementary school. This week, chief financial officer Brad Pawlowski says there’s now money to modernize Georgia Brown elementary school. On Tuesday, the board directed chief financial officer Brad Pawlowski to refine and expand two alternatives.…

Body on Bishop’s Peak 01.13.2022

Back in December a hiker found a body on Bishop’s Peak. This week, the police department says they’ve identified the human remains. He’s 36-year-old Charles Leader of Florida. Leader last spoke to his family back in October of 2020. At that time he was homeless, living in the South Lake Tahoe area. Leader’s cause of…

Covid at Men’s Colony 01.13.2022

The department of corrections reports that more than 140 people working at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis contracted covid 19 in the past two weeks. 13 prison inmates tested positive during that time. But only about 30% of the prison’s population have been tested in the past two weeks. The corrections department estimates…

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Shots Fired in Paso 01.13.2022

Did you hear shots fired around 5:10 yesterday afternoon? The sheriff’s department reports shots were fired in the 200 block of 4th street, in rural Paso Robles. Sheriff’s deputies investigated, but were unable to determine the source of the gun fire. The investigation is continuing. If you have any information you’re encouraged to contact the…

Opener For Thursday 01.13.2022

Cloudy today, partly cloudy tomorrow, then cloudy again Saturday. Then the sun returns next week. Forecasters say we’ll see mostly sunny skies through next weekend with temperatures clinging into the low 70’s on some days. No rain in the forecast, although it looks like we’ll get more rain in February. More on the weather forecast…

North County Weather 01.12.2022

Sunny in the north county, highs near 72 with light variable winds. Tonight, cloudy skies, lows near 42, with light, variable winds. Tomorrow, cloudy skies, highs near 67 with light, variable winds. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies Friday through next week. High temperatures in the mid to upper 60’s.

Governor Spending Plan 01.12.2022

The state responding to the governor’s budget message. Among his priorities, resolving the homeless issue by spending two billion dollars to get them off the streets. The governor also says he will spend billions to fight covid, and to get more people driving electric cars. He says he will also provide free medical care to…