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SLO Co Covid Lock Down 12.09.2020

The counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura may ask the governor to form a central coast region under the governor’s regional stay-at-home order that would consider their collective ICU capacity and remove them from the governor’s arbitrary southern California area. The governor ordered San Luis Obispo county to comply with his draconian…

Atascadero City Council 12.09.2020

At a virtual meeting last night, the Atascadero council confirmed the appointment of chief Robert Masterson as Atascadero’s new police chief. Rachelle Rickard introduced him as chief Masterson because he is currently chief of police in King City. Previously, Masterson worked with College of Sequoia’s and Tulare county sheriff’s department. He thanked the city council…

North County Weather 12.08.2020

Sunny today with highs this afternoon near 75. NE winds at 5-10 miles per hour. Clear overnight with lows in the low 30’s. Tomorrow, sunny with highs in the mid 70’s. The long term forecast calls for continued sunny skies with highs dropping into the 60’s on Thursday. A 20% chance of rain one week…

Monolith 12.08.2020

The monolith on Pine Mountain is attracting hundreds of hikers to stadium park to walk up the hill to admire it. 49-year-old Wade Mckenzie of Atascadero tells KPRL what inspired him to put it there. He says a friend told him about the “2001: Space Odyssey.” There were three monoliths. So, they made one and…

Waves, Wind & Fire 12.08.2020

While we’re expecting warm sunny skies in the north county, big waves expected to hit the coast. Santa Ana winds may gust up to 60 miles per hour today. Yesterday, the winds played a role in a fire by Price Canyon road near Canyon Lane. Some residents were evacuated and Price Canyon road was closed,…

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Montana de Oro 12.08.2020

The sheriff’s department is investigating the fatal fall of a hiker at Montana de Oro state park Sunday afternoon. Witnesses reporting seeing a woman who was walking alone on the bluffs fall backward over a 70-foot cliff onto the beach. That was around 4:30 Sunday. The woman was described as being in her late 40’s.…

Prison Scam Reaches $2 Billion 12.08.2020

The scam which put a billion dollars of pandemic unemployment money into the hands of state prisoners is growing worse. The Bank of America telling legislators that the fraud covers more than 345 thousand different accounts. The bank’s director of government relations say those accounts total about $2 billion. Brian Putler telling state legislators that…