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Compliance Check 7.17.2018

The sheriff’s department conducting a multi-agency probation and parole sweep. 12 people arrested on outstanding warrants and for parole or probation violation. They include: 21-year-old Ivan Sandoval Farias of Templeton 23-year-old Oscar Romero of San Miguel. 35-year-old Manuel Padilla of San Miguel 56-year-old John Ybarra of San Miguel. 18-year-old Ronald Coates of San Miguel 24-year-old…

Bear Roaming Paso Robles 7.17.2018

A bear spotted on surveillance camera roaming a neighborhood in Paso Robles. Billy Gallant lives on Oxen court. He says he caught the bear on his own surveillance video. The bear walked around his house and tried to get into his garbage can. He was asleep and only learned about the bear’s visit later. The…

Mid State Fair Pageant 7.17.2018

Tonight, Miss California mid state fair will be crowned at the fair grounds. The pageant is free, and there’s plenty of free parking. Patti Lucas says it’s an old tradition at the fair. They’ll compete at the mid state fair pageant at 6:30 this evening on the frontier stage. It’s free to get in the…

One Percent Sales Tax 7.17.2018

More than fifty people attended a forum at Flamson middle school last night to discuss a proposed 1% sales tax for the city of Paso Robles. City manager Tom Frutchey tells KPRL the forum went well. The Paso Robles city council will meet tonight and tomorrow nights to discuss a proposed one per cent city-wide…

Yee Hurt in Car Crash

State controller Betty Yee was hurt in a car crash Friday afternoon in the Bay Area. Yee and her husband were being driven by a CHP officer in an unmarked car when it was rear-ended inside the Posey Tube. That’s an underwater tunnel that connects Oakland and Alameda. Yee and her husband received minor injuries.…

Serial Rapist 7.16.2018

A Bay Area man arrested for preying on women by posing as an Uber driver. 37-year-old Orlando Vilchez Lazo of San Mateo picked up women waiting for rides outside bars in the Bay Area. He was arrested on multiple charges. Commander Greg Mceachren of the San Francisco police department says Lazo waited outside bars late…

Wildfire Yosemite 7.16.2018

A wildfire at Yosemite forces evacuation of about 50 people near Savage trading post and closes highway 140. A firefighter from Mariposa was killed battling the blaze. He’s identified as heavy equipment operator Braden Varney from the Madera-Mariposa-Merced unit of Cal Fire.