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CRT & PR School Board Resolution 8.10.2021

Critical race theory returns to the Paso Robles school board tonight. School board president Chris Arend wrote a resolution banning the teaching of the controversial theory about racial oppression in our country. Trustee Nate Williams spoke up at the meeting in late June. He says critical race theory is not in the district curriculum. Local…

Bus Transportation 8.10.2021

School bus transportation used to be a given. But today, schools across the country are strapped by cost and by the lack of qualified school bus drivers. 80% of schools reporting it to be an issue. Kelly Stainbrook is maintenance, operation transportation director at the Paso Robles school district. That’s why there’s a van stationed…

North County Weather 8.09.2021

Sunny skies today, highs near 91 in Paso Robles. Near 86 atascadero. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. Overnight, clear skies, lows near 55. W winds 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow, sunny, but warmer, highs near 95 in Paso Robles. 90 in Atascadero. SW winds 10-20 miles per hour. The extended forecast calls for temperatures…

Cruisin 8.09.2021

The music of American Graffiti filled Galaxy movie theater in Atascadero again Saturday as the theater held a Cruisin’ Promotion and re-showed the classic film. Mia Herndon dressed in a red polka dot dress to sell popcorn and soft drinks. The lesson, movie theaters have reopened in Atascadero and Paso Robles. The popcorn is hot,…

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Other Stories This Monday 8.09.2021

The DA’s office announces Friday it’s completed its review of the fatal shooting near Paso Robles last year of the shooter who wandered through the river bed, shooting at officers and killing at least one local homeless man. 26-year-old Mason James Lira was fatally shot during a shoot out with officers near Templeton. That’s after…

Avila Beach Fatal Crash 8.09.2021

A 72-year-old man from Atacadero was killed in a traffic collision Friday near Avila Beach. A man driving a ford F-250 truck crossed into another lane and struck head-on into a Mercedes van around 3 Friday afternoon. That Nipomo driver is identified as 31-year-old Patrick McDuffee of Nipomo. He was arrested on suspicion of murder…

Transportation Issues 8.09.2021

If you’ve driven Niblick road past Paso Robles high school, you’ve probably seen the van parked near the road with a big banner that says, van drivers wanted. The school district trying to hire van drivers for the coming school district. At 12:30 this afternoon, KPRL will talk with transportation and operations director Kelly Stainbrook…

Recall Election in CA 8.09.2021

One week from today, ballots will go out in California’s recall election. Just one issue on the ballot. The recall of governor Gavin Newsom. San Luis Obispo county republican leader Randall Jordan says this election is unique. Again, that’s Randall Jordan of the San Luis Obispo county republican party, talking about the recall election which…

Critical Race Theory 8.09.2021

Tomorrow evening, the Paso Robles school district will revisit a resolution which would ban the teaching of critical race theory in the school district. School board president Chris Arend wrote the resolution. During the last school board meeting, trustee Nate Williams said critical race theory is not being taught in Paso Robles schools. Then, a…

Dixie Fire 8.09.2021

The Dixie fire grew another 100,000 acres over the weekend. It’s now grown to 490,000 acres in four California counties. Containment remains at 21%. The fire has destroyed 404 structures across four counties; Plumas, Butte, Tehama and Lassen counties. More than 5,000 firefighters are battling the blaze, including a four-man crew from Paso Robles fire…