September, 2019

Paso Robles police looking for ‘perfume bandit’

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police are searching for a woman who allegedly stole more than $1,000 of perfume from a beauty store Sunday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 4 p.m., the woman entered Ulta Beauty and stole the... (Continue reading)

Airborne car flies 150 feet, trashes Santa Ynez home

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A vehicle went airborne in Santa Ynez early Sunday morning, flew 150 feet and crashed into a house, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The impact of the collision, which occurred at about 12:40 a.m.,... (Continue reading)

Atascadero Youth Football fires athletic director

By CCT STAFF The Central Coast Youth Football League announced Saturday evening it had terminated an Atascadero coach and athletic director following outrage over his conviction for upskirting a neighbor. After first learning of the charges, officials with the Atascadero... (Continue reading)

Fire scorches 200 acres near Lopez Lake

Update 7:56 a.m. on Sunday: The Lopez Fire has scorched 250 acres and is 10 percent contained. A fast moving vegetation fire near Lopez Lake has burned more than 200 acres and is 0 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.... (Continue reading)

Atascadero youth football coach convicted of upskirting woman

By KAREN VELIE An Atascadero woman filed a lawsuit Friday against a youth football coach who was recently convicted of filming under the victim’s skirt, and then downloading the film for his own gratification. The conviction did not require his... (Continue reading)

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)