Fighting champ Chuck Liddell engaged

Former Ultimate Fighting champ and Dancing with the Stars contestant Chuck Liddell is engaged for the first time. [People] Liddell popped the question to his girlfriend of one year, Heidi Northcott, on November 4 after a helicopter ride to the... (Continue reading)

Hispanic students now majority in state’s public schools

Hispanics now make up the majority of public school students in California, crossing the 50 percent mark for the first time. [San Francisco Chronicle] New numbers released Friday by the state Department of Education shows that almost 50.4 percent of... (Continue reading)

Heritage Oaks Bancorp reports $10.9 million loss

Heritage Oaks Bancorp on Tuesday reported a third quarter loss of $10.9 million which the bank attributes to a $10.5 million non-cash charge and $4.4 million for loan losses. In comparison, during the third quarter of 2009, the San Luis... (Continue reading)

Taste of Hope at Niner Winery, event photos

Peoples Self Help Housing celebrated its 40 anniversary of helping low income families to have a home of their own on Saturday at recently opened Niner Wine Estates in Paso Robles. Find local events as well as movie show times... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Council may ask developer 4 Less

The Arroyo Grande City Council decided Tuesday night to put plans to bring a Food 4 Less to town on hold. [KSBY] Developer Nick Tompkins wants permission to build a shopping center at the corner of Grand and Courtland that... (Continue reading)

Military mum on mystery missile

Look up in the sky. it’s a bird! it’s a plane! It’s a — what the is that???? People are playing the guessing game across the country as U.S. military officials said Tuesday that they are trying to determine who... (Continue reading)

PG&E executive caught spying on critics

A senior PG&E executive, responsible for overseeing the utility’s controversial SmartMeter program, has admitted using a false name to try to join an online group opposed to the meters and secretly monitoring other online forums critical of PG&E. [Mercury News] William... (Continue reading)

Adult students to protest at Cal Poly Tuesday

Cal Poly students enrolled in a special, and apparently cost-beneficial, Cal Poly adult education degree program are set to protest Tuesday afternoon. Dozens of students from the school’s Adult Degree Program (ADP) are gathering outside the Administration Building between 4:30... (Continue reading)

Mentally disabled Paso Robles man missing

Los Angeles Police are searching for a Paso Robles man with diminished mental capacity who went missing in Hollywood on Sunday afternoon. [BeverlyHillsCourier] Loren John Nauta, who is 41 but has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old, was last seen... (Continue reading)

Randy Quaid claims conspiracy is out to get him

A Santa Barbara County judge forfeited Randy Quaid’s $500,000 bail while the actor was telling a national TV audience that a conspiracy was out to get him and other celebrities. [Noozhawk] Quaid and his wife Evi remain fugitives on the... (Continue reading)