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Census Bureau 8.16.2021

We learn more from the Census bureau on growth in Paso Robles in the last twenty years. The census indicates San Luis Obsipo county saw it’s smallest population growth since the 1940’ US Census. It’s the slowest rate of growth in modern history of the Census. The county population reached 282,424 people as of April…

Cuesta College Reopens 8.16.2021

Cuesta college reopens today for the fall semester. There will be classes on campus for in person learning as well as extensive online teaching. Cuesta college president Jill Steams says, “I am looking forward to a successful and healthy fall semester.” She adds, “Cuesta college’s highest priority remains the safety and well-being of our campus…

Templeton High School 8.16.2021

At Templeton high school Friday night, the Eagles football team hosted Carillo high school Conquistadors in a scrimmage at Mike Curb field. Templeton principal Josh Aston tells KPRL it was good to see the teams back on the field. The Templeton schools reopen one week from tomorrow. Paso Robles schools reopen later this week. Coming…

Paso Robles City Manager Ty Lewis 8.16.2021

The Paso Robles city council names a new city manager. He’s Ty Lewis, the current police chief. The official appointment is scheduled to occur at tomorrow night’s city council meeting. Mayor Steve Martin says Ty Lewis was selected after an extensive, nationwide search and selection process that included community members, city executives and the city…

Opener For Monday 8.16.2021

Hot again today, but a little cooler than yesterday. Highs today 100 in Paso Robles. Yesterday in Paso Robles it reached 103. It was 90 in Atascadero, yesterday. 101 in Templeton. 106 in Shandon. The cooling trend continues tomorrow and Wednesday. In Paso Robles tomorrow, highs will be around 90. Then dropping into the mid…

North County Weather 8.13.2021

Sunny skies today, highs near 94 in Paso Robles. Near 88 in Atascadero. W winds 10-20 miles per hour. Overnight, clear skies, lows near 61. W winds 10-15 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny, but warmer, highs near 96 in Paso Robles. 88 in Atascadero. W winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for…

The Nipomo Race Track Closes 8.13.2021

The Santa Maria raceway in Nipomo is closing. A dispute with a neighboring homeowners association has convinced the owner to close the raceway just off 101. Nick Duggan says he’s tired of the battles with San Luis Obispo county permits and licenses. Duggan says shortly after he started booking events, he started receiving noise complaints…

Census 2020 Results 8.13.2021

The Census Bureau finally releasing information about California’s population. The 2020 Census results delayed because of the pandemic and government-imposed shut down. The new Census results indicate the number of Latinos in California grew by about 1.6 million, or 11%. That’s much greater than the state’s rate of growth, which was 6%. The number of…

Smart Trial Continues 8.13.2021

The preliminary hearing in the Kristin Smart murder trial continues in San Luis superior court. The handler for a cadaver dog talked Wednesday about her dog’s ability. Adela Morris says her dog, Cholla, was one of the best trained dogs in the state. She says Cholla gave her the strongest alert that she’s seen. That’s…

Teacher Speaks Out on Masking 8.13.2021

During the discussion of the mask wearing regulations imposed in the Paso Robles school district, one voice left a haunting impression. The speaker was a teacher in the PRJUSD, Audio below: The applause continued longer, but the sound system defeated the noise. Regardless, the district adopted the mask requirements in public schools to comply with…