Rocha 2.05.2019

A trial begins for an Arroyo Grande man accused of 14 felony counts including sexual assault, assault while committing a burglary, first degree burglary and making criminal threats. 40-year-old Arthur Tiofila Rocha faces life in prison if convicted on only one of the charges. San Luis Obispo police identified Rocha as the man who committed…

Marijuana Use 2.05.2019

A state study finds that the most common reason people enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs is chronic pain. That’s the results of a study published yesterday in the journal health affairs. The study analyzed data in 15 states. The most common reason for using cannabis was chronic pain. Other reasons included multiple sclerosis and…

Cannabis Cultivation off 46 West 2.05.2019

Plans for a cannabis grow operation off highway 46 near York Mountain road may be headed to a showdown before San Luis Obispo county supervisors. Supervisor John Peschong says the board of supervisors has tried to slow the growth of cannabis cultivation operations. The battle over the cannabis cultivation operation off York Mountain road is…

Suspect Arrested in Mexico 2.05.2019

A suspect in a Paso Robles murder six years ago is found in Mexico and returned to San Luis Obispo county for prosecution. David Rodriguez Hernandez booked into the county jail last week on murder charges among others. He was wanted for allegedly helping to murder Victor Hugo Sanchez back in 2013. Hernandez was allegedly…

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Paso Bookkeeper Sentenced 2.05.2019

A former Paso Robles bookkeeper gets five years in state prison yesterday for embezzling nearly one half million dollars from from an elderly couple in Paso Robles. Diana Louise Russell charged with three felony counts of theft from an elder and two counts of grand theft embezzlement. The charges carried sentencing enhancement because she stole…

Paso Robles City Council 2.05.2019

Paso Robles city council meets tonight at the library conference room. The council to discuss a short-term rental ordinance. It’s an amendment to regulate short-term vacation rental homes in the city. The council will also consider a general plan amendment to the circulation element’s circulation diagram as well as policies and development impact fee adoption.…

Rain and Flooding 2.05.2019

Any flooding at your place yesterday? Rainfall rates reached three quarters of an inch per hour in some areas early yesterday morning. There was flooding on North River road in Paso Robles, Cholame Valley road, Penman Springs road north of Linne road and San Marcos road east of Wellsona road. Shell Creek road was closed…