• Sewage spills on Sherman Road

    A sewer spillage occurred this weekend on Sherman Road as a result of a blocked pipe in the Quail Run neighborhood. A senior community comprised of about 2,300 homes is regulated by the state as a mobile home park, therefore the city of Paso Robles does not maintain water, sewer or streets within the neighborhood. “Unfortunately, the sewer line within the neighborhood became clogged with a large mass of tree roots, causing the waste to block the pipe until it came out of the manhole on Lark Drive, which is privately maintained,” said Matt Thompson, Waste Manager for the Waste Management Division in the city of Paso Robles.

  • Fatal collision on Cuesta Grade

    Robert Dave Jones II, 19, of Fresno was driving a 2007 Toyota Scion, when he executed an unsafe turning movement to the right due to alleged intoxication. The Scion traveled up a steep embankment west of the southbound lanes. Upon coming back down onto the roadway, both rear passengers, who were not wearing seat belts, were ejected from the car, sustaining fatal injuries.

  • Local group forms Paso Food Co-Op

    Hungry? Good news: a new grocery shopping option is coming to the North County. Mobilized by a group of individuals who were dissatisfied with the grocery options available in the area, the Paso Food Co-Op is a community-owned grocery store with a mission to maximize the affordability, sustainability, and accessibility of local products. They are currently seeking members to become part owners of the state-registered co-op. Paso Robles food Co-op President Greg Ellis said that the main goal of the co-op is to “tap into the underground of local products that you would know of as a foodie, but isn’t available to regular folks right now.” He and the current members are “all just consumers who are dissatisfied with the limited selection of local groceries here. We feel that the north county has a great wine and food culture, and a lot of restaurants . . . but there’s not an equivalent in a grocery store that features the local, tastier options.”

  • Autopsy: Woman who died after attending Lightning in a Bottle succumbed to LSD overdose

    The coroner's unit of the San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that the results of an autopsy on 20-year-old Baylee Gatlin, of Ventura, who died at Twin Cities Community Hospital on May 28 after attending the Lightning in a Bottle Music &

Follow Us

Trending
Arts & Entertainment

Whale Rock: Castoro's gift to local students

“There’s a lot of music – all kind of genres from all over the country,” said Udsen, who’s most excited about hearing the Suffers and Motet play, but he wants people to trust that he’s chosen the lineup carefully, and all the music is going to be sweet.

50     0
Arts & Entertainment

Max Randolph's classic trade in a magical art

Walking into Max Randolph’s Paso Robles hillside studio, one might see the fifth generation blacksmith turning and forming a massive steel pipe over his great, hand-refurbished forging oven, sparks flying, steel morphing from red to yellow, sweat dripping off his forehead onto his beard, and think, bewildered – what year is this? Where am I? The Industrial Revolution of America? The Art Nouveau movement in France? A sword and weaponry mercantile down thither the stone steps of Casterly Rock? “I really took to steel because I loved the permanence of it,” Randolph said, describing the entry into the blacksmith profession as coming “from a lifetime of being misunderstood to all of a sudden finding a means to express yourself.”

93     0
Arts & Entertainment

A little piece of Broadway: Idina Menzel brings soulful singing, a personal touch to Vina Robles

On Sunday night at Vina Robles, Broadway star and vocal powerhouse Idina Menzel delighted the audience not only with her soulful singing, but also with intimate glimpses into her life. During the 90-minute concert she bared her soul on romantic relationships, motherhood, and life as a performer. Menzel’s new album, “Idina,” provided the foundation of the experience. Starting with the energetic “Queen of Swords,” Menzel set the vocal expectations high, both literally and figuratively. The song featured a strong African-inspired drumbeat and a pre-chorus that ascended into the vocal stratosphere, prompting delighted cheers from the audience.

121     0
Arts & Entertainment

Punk rock revival: Rancid , Dropkick Murphys channel the angst and fervor of yesteryears

Not all of us sported razor sharp mohawks and tattooed forearms to bear our tortured souls. Some of us who listened to Dropkick Murphys and Rancid when we were ‘nobody gets me,’ rebellious teens, showed up last Friday at the Avila Beach Golf Resort concert too. The punkers of the late eighties and nineties are now in our forties and fifties, our years of teenage angst neatly worked out through counseling and (for some, judging by the smoke in that taunted the clean ocean-side air) cigarettes.

138     0
Arts & Entertainment

Succulent Suckling Pig

Segovia, SPAIN - Last September, on a trip with my mom to Spain we took a day trip from Madrid to Segovia. The one thing she kept talking about, besides the aqueduct and the alcazar that supposedly inspired Disney’s rendition of the castle in Sleeping Beauty was the “cochinillos.” An icon of Segovian gastronomy, the cochinillo is simply a suckling pig. Due to the unorthodox timing for meals, from an American’s perspective, and an elderly mother that could not eat rich foods after a certain point in the day, we never did experience the famed cochinillo.

192     0

Additional Articles

  • Obituaries

    Lonnie Smith

    Lonnie Smith passed away on August 11, 2017 at Modoc Medical Center, Alturas. He was born on May 8, 1940 in Inglewood to Margaret Nelson and Lonnie (Tex) Smith. Lonnie was raised in Rolling Hills in Southern California, attending grammar schools there, and graduated from El Segundo High School in 1958.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Tacos and Trump: Trevor Noah comes to Paso

    The star of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah performed a stand up show on Saturday night from at Vina Robles Amphitheater. It was a perfect, Central Coast summer night. As Noah walked to center stage the last few minutes of daylight danced a

  • Sports

    Paso Robles High School hosts volleyball camp

    Paso Robles High School will host two girls’ volleyball camps starting next week. There are two different sessions, each one running for two days. Each day of camp begins at 9 a.m. and will end at approximately 11 a.m. The first session will run Monday

Speciality Publications

Miss California Mid-State Fair Queen crowned at pageant

Fair festivities kicked off Tuesday with the 2017 Miss California Mid-State Fair Pageant, where Adrianne Stultz, of Atascadero, was crowned queen. Taking the runner-up Princess spot was Suzanne Belton of Paso Robles and in the third spot, named Miss Congeniality, was Belle Caffee, of San Luis Obispo.


View Details
...
Videos