Rocha Pleads Not Guilty 8.07.2018

The Arroyo Grande man accused of two sexual assaults and a number of residential burglaries in San Luis Obispo pleads not guilty. 40-year-old Arthur Tiofilio Rocha was arraigned yesterday on charges of sexual assault and burglary. Rocha faces a charge of assault with intent to commit rape, two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of…

Power Line 8.07.2018

Some Paso Robles residents not happy about a new power transmission line, PG and E is planning to build through the city. The power line will run along Union road and connect with a San Miguel-Paso Robles power line. It will cross over buildings such as Riboli Wine Estates and Cava Luxury RV resort. PG…

Paso City Council 8.07.2018

Paso Robles city council meets tonight at the library conference room. They’ll discuss the update to downtown parking plan. After last weeks public forums on downtown parking, Paso Robles mayor Steve Martin told KPRL the plan will be implemented in phases. The council will discuss the downtown parking issues tonight. The council will also discuss…

Turkey Fire 8.07.2018

The smoke which spread over the north county yesterday afternoon originated from the Turkey fire in southern Monterey county. The Turkey fire started around one yesterday afternoon near Parkfield. It started in the California Flats area near Turkey Flat road. By 3:45 the fire had spread to 2,225 acres. No structures were threatened, and Cal…

Wayne Cooper 8.06.2018

One sad note this morning. Atascadero icon Wayne Cooper died August first. Cooper was active for many years with the Atascadero greyhounds. He also co-founded the Lighthouse Foundation. Wayne was born in San Luis and grew up in Carissa Plains. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 tomorrow morning at Colony Park community…

Pig Flu 8.06.2018

The San Luis Obispo county public health department is investigating several cases of influenza, trying to ascertain if the cases are linked to a pig that was shown at the California mid-state fair. Several people have tested positive for an influenza virus that may be different from those circulating during flu season. These people each…

California Surfing Day 8.06.2018

The California legislature passes a resolution naming September 20th, California surfing day. The purpose of the holiday is to “celebrate the California surfing lifestyle.” Officials and surfers convened at the Huntington beach pier on Tuesday to proclaim the day. State senator Janet Win of Orange county said, “surfing is part of the social, economic and…

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Vending Machine Pirates 8.06.2018

The sheriff’s department is looking for two men suspected of breaking into vending machines in the north county. Early last Friday morning, they broke into a water vending machine at the Chevron station on Las Tablas road and stole cash. That was around 4:45 in the morning. Later, Friday morning, they broke into a coca-cola…