September, 2019

Lompoc police arrest one of two men who allegedly killed a soldier

By CCT STAFF The Lompoc Police Department arrested one of two suspects who allegedly gunned down an active duty military man home on a month long leave. Officers said the the shooting was random and unprovoked. On Thursday, investigators released... (Continue reading)

Cayucos dog poop police

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  By DELL FRANKLIN I was walking Wilbur down the... (Continue reading)

Victim of country tour bus crash identified as long-time crew member

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California Highway Patrol has identified a 64-year-old sound engineer as the man who died after the tour bus transporting country singer Josh Turner’s road crew plunged off an approximately 50-foot cliff near Shandon late Wednesday night.... (Continue reading)

Cannabis grows destroy Los Osos Valley Road viewshed

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Over 10,000 commuters travel Los Osos Valley Road every day. As one who travels that road on a daily basis, to and from my home in Los Osos, I appreciate the beauty of the valley’s patchwork... (Continue reading)

SUV smashes into medical lab in Arroyo Grande

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A medical laboratory in Arroyo Grande is closed after a Honda Pilot SUV crashed into its building Friday morning The SUV knocked down a palm tree before it slammed into WestPac Labs located at 230 Station Way,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles city maintenance employee drives over pedestrian

A Paso Robles city maintenance worker ran over a pedestrian with a city vehicle on Thursday. The man in his 20s or 30s was pronounced dead at the scene. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10:30 a.m., the employee was driving... (Continue reading)

Tour bus plunges off cliff near Shandon, one dead and seven injured

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person was killed and seven others suffered injuries after the tour bus transporting country singer Josh Turner’s road crew plunged off an approximately 50-foot cliff near Shandon late Wednesday night. Earlier in the night, Turner performed... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles church staffer convicted of theft

A former office manager for the Life Community Church in Paso Robles pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges she embezzled more than $200,000 from the church. [Cal Coast Times] Originally charged with three counts of embezzlement, 51-year-old Claire Easton plead... (Continue reading)

Injured Conception crew member files for damages

A crew member who was injured during the Conception boat disaster that killed 34 people has filed for damages against the owner of the vessel and the dive company that sponsored the trip. [Pacific Coast Business Times] In the filing,... (Continue reading)

SLO building inspector in jail, no longer employed

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo city inspector who violently assaulted a woman in 2016 was allegedly terminated on Wednesday, according to a city staffer. [Cal Coast Times] Several months ago, a lengthy investigation into Christopher Olcott’s work and... (Continue reading)