October, 2019

Sherry Gong sentenced to six months in SLO County Jail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo judge sentenced Sherry Gong, the wife of SLO County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong, on Wednesday to about six months in jail for embezzling more than $32,000 from the booster club of the Atascadero High... (Continue reading)

Car thief points gun at victim in Atascadero, gets away

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A thief stole a vehicle from an Atascadero home on Tuesday and crashed twice while fleeing but managed to get away from police and witnesses who were pursuing him by pulling a gun and then hopping inside... (Continue reading)

Man killed in crash on Highway 101 in Avila Beach

By CCT STAFF A 44-year-old man died Tuesday morning after driving off Highway 101 in Avila Beach. Shortly after 9:30 a.m., Arturo Estrada-Aguilera was driving a grey Jeep Cherokee northbound near the Avila Beach Drive offramp. For unknown reasons, he... (Continue reading)

FBI agents raid three homes in SLO County, arrest two men

By KAREN VELIE FBI agents raided three homes on Tuesday morning of people accused of selling methamphetamine, heroin or illegal firearms. Agents arrested two suspected drug dealers. [Cal Coast Times] During a three month investigation, FBI agents taped and surveilled... (Continue reading)

Gov. Newsom signs bill allowing college athletes to be paid

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into a law on Monday a bill that will allow college athletes to receive compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness. The signing of SB 206 makes California the... (Continue reading)

SLO child molester sentenced to 25 years to life

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo man convicted of sexually molesting two young girls was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life in state prison. In July, a jury found Matthew Betts, 47, guilty of nine counts of felony... (Continue reading)