Daily Briefs

Gangster sought in Paso Robles shooting

Paso Robles police are seeking a reputed gang member in connection with the July 27 shooting at JnJ’s Liquors, said Lt. Ty Lewis Thursday. An exchange of gunfire between several individuals was the result of dissension between a King City... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man allegedly kidnapped 12-year-old girl

Police arrested a 41-year-old Paso Robles man on Saturday for allegedly kidnapping and molesting a 12-year-old Saint Helena girl. The girl’s mother reported her daughter missing From Saint Helena on July 28. Investigators suspected the mother’s ex-boyfriend Juan DeAquino had... (Continue reading)

Pols ponder private pension plan

A controversial measure establishing this country’s first state-run retirement system for private-sector employees ran into a buzz saw of opposition Wednesday in its first test in the California Assembly. (San Francisco Chronicle) Financial service, insurance and business groups weighed in... (Continue reading)

Council schedules special meeting to discuss homeless litigation

San Luis Obispo City Council scheduled a special meeting for Thursday to discuss whether to approve a settlement agreement regarding litigation about the city’s treatment of its homeless residents. Council members will meet in closed session to discuss details of... (Continue reading)

Templeton accident victims identified

Officials identified the two San Luis Obispo County residents who died in a two-car collision in Templeton on Saturday. Shirline Miller, 62, of Paso Robles was driving westbound on Highway 46 near Vineyard Drive at a high rate of speed... (Continue reading)

Myers murder suspect was sodomized

One of the men awaiting trial for the brutal murder of 15-year-old Dystiny Myers said another defendant raped him before the murder, sources told CalCoastNews. Following the torture murder of Myers, Cody Miller, 20, of Fresno was digging a grave... (Continue reading)

More pain pending at pump

Get ready, Central Coast — here come higher gasoline prices. Expectations of petroleum analysts is that the price per gallon soon will rise above $4 here, and this will be due to identifiable reasons, for once. Oil prices are up,... (Continue reading)

Bomb threat shuts down Santa Maria police station

A suspicious  metal box left at the Santa Maria police station has resulted in the evacuation of buildings in the area and the shutting of streets around the department, Corporal Alfredo Ruiz said. Department staff requested assistance from the Santa... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man charged with murder and kidnapping

A Paso Robles man has been charged with two homicides and the kidnapping of his 16-year-old girlfriend Eunice Serrato. Deputies booked Juan Manuel Salazar into the Monterey County Jail for allegedly shooting and killing Hector Reyes, 33, and Daniel Fraga,... (Continue reading)

Gasoline prices could escalate because of refinery fire

A fire that started Monday evening at the Chevron Corp.’s 250,000 barrel a day refinery in Richmond, California could result in a swift increase in gasoline prices in the western United States. [ChicagoTribune] The northern California refinery accounts for one-eighth... (Continue reading)