October, 2019

The legend of Morro Bay’s Tack Snead

Editor’s Note: The following series of tales from behind the bar, “Happy Jacks Saloon: The Last Morro Bay Fisherman’s Dive,” to be posted bi-weekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin. The following... (Continue reading)

Convicted of manslaughter at the Oceano Dunes, no jail time

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Yuba City man who killed another person while driving under the influence of alcohol at the Oceano Dunes in June, will avoid more time behind bars despite pleading no contest to manslaughter this week. [Tribune] On... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit targets trove of hidden SLO County IWMA documents

By CCT STAFF A private investigator who spent 23 years as an IRS special agent and whose work helped dismantle a Colombian drug cartel is suing San Luis Obispo County’s waste disposal agency and District Attorney Dan Dow to force... (Continue reading)

Teen charged with DUI and driving 107 mph in Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A 19-year-old man was caught driving 107 mph while under the influence of alcohol early Wednesday morning in Paso Robles, according to the CHP. Enrique Perez, 19, was driving on Highway 46 East at Union Road. A... (Continue reading)

McLaughlin SLO County Jail death case not over yet

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Counsel Rita Neal is claiming the family of a 60-year-old man who died at the county jail accepted a nearly $42,000 settlement, while the family’s attorney is saying no such settlement occurred. Amid... (Continue reading)

Power outages and fires ravage California

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Large and small fires are burning in numerous California counties, and PG&E is continuing to preemptively shut off power to hundreds of thousands of residents, though many customers are having their electricity restored on Wednesday. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police searching for laundry thieves

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police are searching for a pair of thieves who allegedly stole about $500 worth of clothing from a laundry room at the Mustang Village apartment complex. [Cal Coast Times] Police Chief Deanna Cantrell posted... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo’s affordable housing farce

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT My fascination with tiny-houses-on-wheels goes way back, before that term existed. Hippie vans of the late ‘60s and ‘70s lit the fire. Mass availability of vans was novel then, and kids quickly figured out they could... (Continue reading)

Tarzan actor Ron Ely’s son was unarmed when shot and killed

BY CCT STAFF The 30-year-old son of Tarzan actor Ron Ely feigned having a gun in an apparent suicide by officer at his parents’ Santa Barbara County home on Oct. 15. Responding to a report of a domestic dispute, deputies... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo consignment store owner accused of fraud

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The owner of a consignment store that operated at a single San Luis Obispo location for nearly 30 years before closing in May is facing charges for allegedly writing bad checks. The owner is also under investigation... (Continue reading)