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  • Paso Robles holds hearing on new water rate structure tonight

    April 5, 2011 6:45 AM

    Paso Robles city leaders debut a revised, uniform water rate structure at the city council meeting Tuesday night. The new water rate structure is based on how much water a customer uses. It gets rid of a current $18 fixed monthly charge. Then, beginning January 1, 2012, folks would... more »
  • New state legislation could help local kids in foster care

    August 26, 2010 1:03 PM

    New state legislation could benefit foster kids in Santa Barbara County. Child Welfare Services says there are 550-600 foster kids in Santa Barbara County and currently, they can only stay in foster care until they turn 18. Child Welfare officials say many of those kids are often sent out... more »
  • Governor vetoes smoking ban at CA state parks

    May 4, 2010 2:21 AM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed legislation that would have banned smoking at all California state parks and beaches. The cigar smoking-governor said Monday that such a ban would be an improper intrusion of government into people's lives. He often invites state lawmakers into his smoking... more »
  • Obama signs $938 billion health overhaul

    March 23, 2010 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed the $938 billion health care overhaul that guarantees coverage for 32 million uninsured Americans and represents the biggest accomplishment of his presidency. The new law will be the main issue in this fall's midterm elections. Obama signed the bill at an... more »
  • Obama signs jobs bill, says more must be done

    March 18, 2010 11:36 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed into law a package of tax breaks and spending designed to give the nation a jobs boost. In a sunny Rose Garden ceremony, Obama said the legislation will help the private sector start hiring again. It is the first of... more »
  • Randy and Evi Quaid considered fugitives after missing Santa Barbara court date

    December 15, 2009 4:19 PM

    Randy and Evi Quaid failed to show up to their Santa Barbara County Superior Court arraignment Tuesday morning. This is the fifth time the Quaids were no-shows in court, after allegedly skipping out on a $10,000 hotel bill at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito in June 2009. As... more »

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