Cover image courtesy of Lexographic Press, James Sparling / Cover design by Alex Zuniga

Jan 4-14, 2024

Vol. 24, No. 45

Telling a tale he followed for the bulk of his career, author and journalist Roger Rapoport’s new novel covers the 1974 Patty Hearst kidnapping and the events that unfolded in its aftermath. His book, Searching for Patty Hearst, relies on a diversity of perspectives about the kidnapping, search, criminal trial, and eventual pardoning of Hearst. The heiress to William Randolph Hearst’s media empire and her ordeal are part of Central Coast history. New Times Staff Writer Adrian Vincent Rosas, from our sister paper, speaks with Rapoport about the work of fiction and its upcoming release [16].
This week, you can also read about what’s happening with the groundwater lawsuit in the Cuyama Valley [4], the troubled Oceano CSD’s change in leadership [6], and a popular taco truck that just opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Arroyo Grande [18].

Hearst heist

Searching for Patty Hearst brings new perspectives to an old Central Coast tale

By Adrian Vincent Rosas



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