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North County Weather 11.23.2021

Mostly sunny today, a few clouds this afternoon. Highs near 72, NNW winds 5-10 miles per hour. Tonight, partly cloudy, but getting cool. Lows near 35 with light winds. Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies, but cooler. Highs near 68 in Paso Robles and Atascadero. NNW winds 10-15 miles per hour. The Thanksgiving Day forecast calls for…

In Sports 11.23.2021

It’s early in the season, but a big college basketball game tonight. #1 Gonzaga plays #2 UCLA tonight in Las Vegas. Both teams are undefeated. Last year in the NCAA tournament, Gonzaga beat UCLA in overtime. Gonzaga lost in the championship game, but they have the top recruit in the country. 7’ freshman Chet Holmgren…

Vandenberg Air Base 11.23.2021

Tonight, Vandenberg air base is expected to launch a missile which will strike an asteroid. The double asteroid redirection test or dart will launch at 10:20 tonight. Dart is designed to strike the asteroid moonlet, Dimorphous. It’s not a large asteroid. It’s about 525 feet in diameter. It’s smaller than Morro rock. The missile will…

Shandon Rest Area Reopens 11.23.2021

If you’re traveling to the San Joaquin valley for Thanksgiving, you may stop at the newly renovated Shandon rest area. It reopened Sunday after a one million dollar renovation. The money was spent primarily on upgrading the wastewater system. There’s also a new charging station, so if you’re driving a Tesla, and you forgot to…

Lynn Compton 11.23.2021

Did you see pictures of the San Luis Obispo county supervisors chambers for the redistricting hearing on Friday? It was packed. But board chair Lynn Compton says the crowd behaved themselves. Yesterday, some KPRL listeners shared experiences they had at the meeting, how some angry attendees verbally attacked others for supporting a map which will…

Atascadero City Council 11.23.2021

Atascadero city council meets tonight. Only one public hearing, but staff is recommending that item be deferred until mid-December so they can gather more information. The highlight of the meeting is often the report by city manager Rachelle Rickard, and she has a lot to talk about at tonight’s meeting. The council meeting gets underway…

Opener For Tuesday 11.23.2021

Over the river and through the woods in the north county will be under mostly sunny skies this Thanksgiving. Forecasters saying we’ll see temperatures in the mid 70’s for Thanksgiving and black Friday. Good weather for family gatherings Thursday and for shopping in local retail businesses on Friday. And the day after for small business…

In Sports 11.22.2021

The Cuesta college women’s volleyball team lost a regional play off game to the Fullerton Hornets 3 sets to one. It was the first play off appearance for the Cougars since 2006. Coach Whitney Meyer says it was exciting. Meredith Donovan played at Templeton high school. Riley Thompson is from Atascadero, but attended for SLO…

Pismo Beach Clams 11.22.2021

Thousands of Pismo clams manifesting on beaches in the south county. For the past several months, thousands of them have surfaced during low tide. Scientists don’t know what it means. Usually, the clams burrow under the sand where they’re safe from predatory birds. Scientists are concerned about the safety of the clams. They’re smaller clams.…

SLO Co Covid Update 11.22.2021

The county health department out with its reports on covid for the past week. It indicates, no new deaths occurred over the week ending last Friday. 173 new covid cases, but no new deaths. That increase takes the county total over 30,000. Testing and shots continue to be given at the train station in Paso…