Watermelon Rock 11.09.2017

The rock that someone painted to look like a slice of watermelon on the bishop peak trail has been cleaned, and once again looks like a rock. The rock still has the shape of a slice of watermelon and still lies in the trail, but park officials cleaned the rock with a soy-based cleaner and…

Hearst Castle Job 11.09.2017

If you are interested in being a tour guide at Hearst Castle or know someone who might be interested, Hearst Castle is holding 90-minute informational workshops at the Hearst Castle visitor center late this week. The tour guide workshops will be taking place tomorrow at 10:30 & 12:30, and Saturday at 12:30. To attend, please…

Thomas Hill 11.09.2017

A murder suspect led police and CHP units on a 100-mile chase through southern California before he was arrested. 58-year-old Thomas Hill was spotted near the scene in upland where a woman was shot to death. Police say Thomas Hill sped through red lights and led police on a chase on surface streets and freeways.…

High Speed Arrest 11.09.2017

A high speed chase northbound on 101 ended near San Luis Bay drive in San Luis yesterday. Mack Thavisay of Arkansas led authorities north from Santa Maria through Pismo Beach and Shell Beach, reaching speeds up to 125 miles per hour. Officers deployed two spike strips along 101. The driver avoided the first strip, but…

Mirella Ponce 11.09.2017

A 20-year-old Fresno woman arrested on felony charges may get a new career as a model. Mirella Ponce’s mug shot went viral. People talking about her beauty, her sculpted eyebrows and her fierce look. She was charged with being in a gang and being in a vehicle with her infant child and a gun. She…

Senate Bill One 11.09.2017

How are you doing at the gas pump? Have you felt the impact of the gas tax? At the Paso Robles city council meeting, a heated discussion about Senate Bill 1, which raised your gas tax. It started with a presentation by Ron di Carli of the San Luis Obispo council of governments, or SLOCOG.…

Diablo Canyon Pay-Out 11.09.2017

The windfall expected by local municipalities when the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant closes may not manifest after all. A judge with the California Public Utilities Commission says rate payers should not pay an $85 million dollar settlement for the closure. The power plant is scheduled to close in 2025. The judge ruling yesterday that…