Governor Jerry Brown 10.17.2017

In Sacramento, governor Jerry Brown signs legislation protecting women who work for government from wage discrimination. Assembly bill 46 allows female public employees to file claims in court or through the division of labor standards enforcement. The governor vetoes paid maternity leave for state teachers. Assembly bill 568 that would have granted teachers and other…

Cambria Bookkeeper 10.17.2017

A Cambria woman sentenced to ten years in jail for stealing $1.2 million dollars while working as an accountant for a construction company. Elizabeth Edith Shaw will serve about five years in the county jail. She’s also ordered to pay about $1.4 million dollars in restitution to Winsor Construction. Shaw was hired as a bookkeeper…

Power Outage 10.17.2017

A power outage yesterday from San Simeon to Cayucos. Some PG and E customers lost power for seven hours. The electricity went out at 12:46 early yesterday morning. Some 4,845 customers impacted. Power was restored at 7:40 yesterday morning. PG and E crews are not sure what caused the outage.

Flavio Delabra 10.17.2017

A man arrested last week in Santa Maria who had previously been deported to Mexico. Flavio Delabra arrested after police found two unregistered firearms, $17,500 in cash and drugs, including 1.5 ounces of heroin, a half-pound of methamphetamine, and two pounds of marijuana. Delabra was taken to Santa Barbara county jail on suspicion of being…

De Leon 10.16.2017

State senate president pro term Kevin de Leon unveils plans yesterday to challenge incumbent senator Diane Fienstein. De Leon says the state has changed significantly over the past 25 years, and that changes the priorities and expectation voters want from their senator. Last year, senator Kamala Harris won the senate seat vacated by senator Barbara…

Atascadero Mural 10.16.2017

Yesterday, about one hundred people helped artist Heather Millenaar paint a mural on a building in downtown Atascadero. The mural depicts tent city, where early residents stayed while choosing a site for a home and while the house was being built. The mural was commissioned by developer Mike Zappas. The mural shows many strong and…

Johnny Cash Trail 10.16.2017

The city of Folsom has completed the second section of the Johnny Cash trail. The ribbon cutting held over the weekend. The first section of the 2.5 mile trail opened three years ago. The second section completes the biking section of the trail. It traverses prison property and links to other area trails. Folsom still…

Motorcycle Crash 10.16.2017

An unidentified couple killed in the crash of a 3-wheeled motorcycle on 101 in the Santa Ynez Valley. Around 8:00 yesterday morning, the CHP was dispatched to the crash on southbound 101 about a mile south of highway 154 interchange. The couple thrown from the motorcycle. The CHP is investigating the cause of the crash.