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Maria Grever 2.12.2021

If you googled anything yesterday, you may have noticed the colored drawing of a Mexican woman above the words google, honoring composer Maria Grever, the first female Mexican composer to achieve international acclaim. Although she wrote over 1,000 songs, she is best known for “Cuando Vuelva a tu Lado.” Which she wrote in the 1930’s.…

Valentines Day 2.12.2021

Sunday is Valentine’s Day. You can buy flowers from Templeton fire fighters who are selling them at the Legion Hall again today. Fire Captain Brandon Wall tells KPRL, they’ll be selling flowers today through Sunday at the Legion Hall. Saturday and Sunday at the fire station, and Sunday, at the Barrel House. So, if you’re…

Highway 41 & Highway 1 – 2.12.2021

While work continues to reopen highway one, Caltrans says highway 41 has reopened into Yosemite national parks. That highway 41 entrance has been closed for a few weeks. It reopened yesterday. Although you still have to get a reservation to enter the national park. That highway 41 entrance was closed for more than three weeks…

Paul Flores Arrested 2.12.2021

Paul Flores arrested in Los Angeles yesterday on weapons charges. Flores arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a fire arm. Flores is the sole person of interest in the disappearance of Cal Poly student Kristin Smart. Flores was booked into the Los Angeles metropolitan detention center. In February of last year,…

Mid State Fair 2.12.2021

Officials with the California mid state fair say there may not be a fair this summer of 2021. They’re still discussing it. The fair is scheduled to occur from July 21st to August first. If they do hold it this summer, the vaccine clinic will have to move from the Paso Robles Event Center to…

Kevin McCarthy 2.12.2021

About 15 years ago, KPRL talked with congressman Kevin McCarthy on Sound Off. He shared a story about his two young children. McCarthy was serving his first term in office and felt guilty that he had not spent more time in office. He told them that during spring break, he would fly them anywhere they…

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Opener for Friday 2.12.2021

Today we celebrate the beginning of President’s Day weekend. For some, it’s a 3 or 4 day weekend. It’s also the Chinese Lunar New Year, the year of the ox. And Valentine’s Day is coming up Sunday. A lot to celebrate this weekend in the north county. Did you get any rain at your place…

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KPRL Listener Quote 2.12.2021

People who are afraid to get sick want healthy people to wear masks. People who want to depopulate the planet demand forced vaccinations. People who are burning down cities, destroying business fronts and punching the elderly want to take your guns away. People who demand tolerance want half the country canceled. People who want open…