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Pot Shops 7.02.2018

Cannabis retailers in California have to destroy millions of dollars worth of untested product on the shelves of neighborhood pot shops. That’s because the pot was not tested for quality and toxins. The united cannabis business association and advocacy groups petitioned governor Jerry Brown to indefinitely extend the period for selling untested marijuana products. They…

Congalton 7.02.2018

San Luis Obispo radio talk show host Dave Congalton was seriously injured Saturday when hit by a car. A car struck Congalton in downtown San Luis while he was on his way to walk in the women’s march to protest ICE. Dave was transported to Sierra Vista regional medical center for surgery. He says it…

Superintendent Teresa Taylor 7.02.2018

Shandon school district has a new superintendent today. Kristina Benson takes over for Teresa Taylor, who retired after completing her work day on Friday. Teresa Taylor tells KPRL it’s hard to leave Shandon school district. Kristina Benson has been the principal of Templeton middle school. She has twenty years experience in public education. She also…

Elections 7.02.2018

As we approach the elections, the city of Paso Robles announces the filing period for candidates opens two weeks from today. Nomination papers for mayor and city council can be filed from July 16th to August tenth. An appointment is required with the deputy city clerk to pick up a candidate packet, so if you…

In Sports 6.29.2018

Oregon state wins the college world series by beating the Arkansas Razorbacks 5-0 yesterday in Omaha. It was the first time the Hogs were shut out all season. Freshman pitcher Kevin Abel of San Diego threw a complete game two-hitter. Oregon state’s catcher Adley Rutchman of Sherwood was named outstanding player of the college world…

Drums 6.29.2018

The Santa Clara Vanguard drum and Bugle Corps practicing at War Memorial stadium. Sean Gallant is the executive director. He says this is a big group, 160 students from 28 states and four countries. KPRL talked with 19-year-old Colby Clem, one of the trumpet players with Vanguard. Colby attends the University of Houston, where he…

Debbie Arnold 6.29.2018

Looming large in the economic future of San Luis Obispo county, the closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. San Luis Obispo county supervisor Debbie Arnold says the economic impact will be profound. Meanwhile, the economic vitality corporation is doing a study to ascertain how the county and can deal with the closure. Mike…

Jessica Lea Allred 6.29.2018

A jury trial underway for a San Luis Obispo woman whose car struck and killed a Santa Margarita woman in 2016. 24-year-old Jessica Lea Allred was driving home from the Pozo Stampede when her car crossed the double yellow line and crashed head on with a vehicle driven by Denise Fox of Santa Margarita. Fox…