Articles Tagged With ‘Prison’




Ether rapist sentenced to 156 years

An inmate charged with being the “Ether rapist” was sentenced this month to 156 years in prison after pleading guilty to nine charges of rape. Howard Bruce was serving a 64-year sentence for attempting to blow up a police officer’s... (Continue reading)

State may shrink parole violator list

Some California parole violators may soon be able to stop looking over their shoulder. State corrections officials are contemplating a program which would ignore thousands of warrants now outstanding on people who have somehow violated terms of their parole. (San... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles lender facing five years in jail

Former Paso Robles lender Linda Ann Kennedy of 21st Century Financial in Paso Robles plead no contest on Tuesday to four felony counts related to fraudulent lending practices. Kennedy, 49, allegedly swindled more than 1,000 investors out of millions in... (Continue reading)

Panel recommends Manson family member for parole

A California prison panel on Thursday granted parole to a former Manson family member who is currently incarcerated at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo. Bruce Davis, 69, is serving life sentences for the 1969 slayings of stuntman... (Continue reading)

University student sentenced for Avila Beach crash

A university student has been sentenced to four years in prison for an Avila Beach crash that killed two of his friends. Evan Green, 22, of Chico, was driving on Avila Beach Drive near Cave Landing Road when he lost... (Continue reading)

Two sentenced to prison for torching Boy Scout hall

An Arroyo Grande teen and a Creston man were sentenced to Wasco State Prison Monday for torching a historic Boy Scout meeting hall and Japanese Cultural Center in Arroyo Grande in 2011 Both teens when they set the fire, Brian... (Continue reading)

Former Upland mayor sentenced for taking bribes

The former mayor of Upland was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison for his conviction on a federal bribery charge stemming from a $5,000 payment he accepted in exchange for helping a business obtain a conditional use permit... (Continue reading)

Murdered woman’s son sentenced to life in prison

The schizophrenic man accused of killing his father and three others at an auto junkyard in Santa Maria in 2008 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Leeds told the court he had not taken... (Continue reading)

Fourth Arroyo Grande cross burner sentenced to jail

The fourth defendant accused of committing a hate crime against a black teen in Arroyo Grande last year was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Wednesday. San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn Duffy sentenced Jeremiah Leo “Smurf” Hernandez,... (Continue reading)

James Hurst Miller’s sentencing delayed, again

An Atascadero lender facing up to 80 years in federal prison will have a few more months of freedom after a judge delayed his sentencing for a second time. James Hurst Miller, the former president of Hurst Financial Inc., agreed... (Continue reading)