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Atascadero City Council 3.11.2019

Atascadero city council meets tomorrow night at the rotunda. They’ll discuss a draft resolution supporting the county homeless emergency aid program. That meeting gets underway at 6:00 tomorrow night. You can hear the Atascadero city council meeting live from the rotunda here on KPRL, beginning at 6:00.

Plans For a Mutual Dispatch Center 3.11.2019

Paso Robles, Atascadero and San Luis Obispo among police agencies talking about a joint 911 dispatch center. Last week, the Paso Robles city council approving $45 thousand dollars for a $110 thousand dollar study to look into the proposal. Police chief Ty Lewis telling the council to consider the option. The council voted unanimously to…

Memorial For Emilie Ruiz 3.11.2019

Memorials going up late last week along highway 101 in Templeton and at Paso Robles high school for 17-year-old Emilie Ruiz, who was struck and killed last Tuesday night while walking along highway 101. Ruiz stepped into the right lane of the freeway around 10:50 Tuesday night, she stepped directly into the path of a…

Weather 3.11.2019

Sunshine today with a few clouds tomorrow. Then, mostly sunny skies for the next five days in the north county. The rainfall so far this season has been greater than average. At the Paso Robles airport, where they generally receive about ten inches by this point in the rainy season, they’ve received 13.3”. The level…

North County Weather 3.08.2019

Partly cloudy today with a 20% chance of showers, NNW winds 10-15 miles per hour, highs in the mid 50’s. Tonight, partly cloudy, 10% chance of rain, lows in the mid 30’s. Tomorrow, mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain, highs in the mid 50’s. The extended forecast calls for isolated thunderstorms Sunday afternoon.

In Sports 3.08.2019

The Paso Robles Bearcat baseball team hosts Mt. Whitney at 4:00 this afternoon at Barnhart Field on the Paso Robles high school campus. The twice postponed Paso Robles baseball game against Righetti is scheduled for noon tomorrow in Santa Maria. The Bearcats have won their last three games under first year head coach Jonathon Thornhill.…

Meade Canine Rescue 3.08.2019

In Creston, Charlotte Meade runs a dog shelter that gives old dogs new lives. It’s called the Meade Canine Rescue and Sanctuary. Charlotte also operates Meade Canine Thrift Store which supports Meade Canine Rescue and Sanctuary. They’re both located in Creston. If you’d like to see the dogs available to adopt, you can go to…

Julia Morgan 3.08.2019

62 years after her death, the New York times finally publishes an obituary for Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan. Morgan graduated from UC Berkeley in 1894 in civil engineering, and became the first woman to graduate in architecture from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. She was also the first woman to become a…

Scottish Rapist 3.08.2019

Earlier this week, we reported on an accused rapist from Scotland who allegedly disappeared while swimming in the ocean near Carmel. This week in the north county, several reports of a person with a Scottish accent going door-to-door selling home improvement repairs in the north county. One Morro Bay woman accused him on social media…

Double Murder 3.08.2019

The double murderer at Heritage Ranch goes to court. 31-year-old Daniel Rodriguez Johnson arraigned yesterday in San Luis Obispo superior court on two counts of murder, carjacking, evading a peace officer, theft of a law enforcement vehicle, resisting arrest and brandishing a weapon. He did not enter a plea. Bail was revoked. Rodriguez Johnson was…