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Manson Follower Gets Chance at Freedom


A former follower of Charles Manson is getting another shot at freedom.  The state parole board has recommended parole for convicted killer Bruce Davis, who was convicted of murder for the 1969 killings of Gary Hinman and Donald "Shorty" Shea.  Prosecutors had said the now-71-year-old Davis carried out the killings at the insistence of Manson.  Davis has been recommended twice ... Read More »

Capps Votes Against Flawed Immigration Bill


Wednesday, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) voted against a fundamentally flawed bill that, instead of addressing the critical need for comprehensive immigration reform, attacks the authority of the President’s executive power to help fix our broken system. H.R. 4138, the so-called ENFORCE Act, would enable a majority of one House of Congress to sue the President, heads of federal departments and ... Read More »

Caltrans Construction on Highway 46


Caltrans will perform a grinding and paving operation on sections of Hwy. 46 between Bitterwater Road in Cholame and the San Luis Obispo/Kern County line beginning Monday, March 17 through Thursday, March 20 from 8 am until 2:30 pm. Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control during this maintenance work to improve the surface of the highway.  Caltrans will make ... Read More »

SLO County Declares Drought Emergency


San Luis Obispo County has declared a drought emergency. SLO County is the 17th county in California to declare a drought emergency. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 this week. It got input from ag interests and from the public. The drought emergency is active for 30 days before the Board of Supervisors has to renew it. County officials are ... Read More »

Mayor Jan Marx’ Prius Smashed While Parked At Madonna Inn


Somebody smashed the windshield of Mayor Jan Marx’ Prius while it was parked at the Madonna Inn Monday. She was attending a Rotary Meeting at the inn. Nothing was stolen, and no other cars were damaged. Police don’t have a motive, but the incident did happen shortly after the City Council met to appeal a recent ruling that could require ... Read More »

Down Power Lines Cause Small Fire


On Monday, March 10 at 5:57 PM, Paso Robles firefighters responded to power lines down in the area of 2nd and Vine Street. Firefighters arrived to the scene to find a live power line down on 2nd Street between Vine and Olive Streets. Firefighters and Paso Robles Police Officers immediately closed streets in the area. Firefighters monitoring the downed power ... Read More »

Decoy Shoulder Tap Program in Effect Through June


The Paso Robles Police Department in partnership with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will conduct several Decoy Shoulder Tap/Minor Decoy operations within the time period between March 10, 2014 and June 30, 2014. The goal is to reduce youth access to alcohol and send a clear message that it is illegal for adults to purchase or provide alcohol ... Read More »

CHP Announces New Commander for Santa Barbara


The California Highway Patrol announces a new commander for the Santa Barbara Area.  Santa Barbara County native Mark D’Arelli has been named the new commander of the California Highway Patrol’s Santa Barbara Area effective March 1.  Captain D’Arelli has been with the CHP for fifteen years.  He attended Solvang Elementary and Santa Ynez High Schools.  He earned a Bachelor of ... Read More »

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