October, 2019

Missing Lompoc man’s car found two years after his disappearance

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Investigators have found the wrecked vehicle of a Lompoc man who went missing nearly 2.5 years ago and whom still has not been found. [Cal Coast Times] Zachery Taylor Wilks, 27, left Lompoc late on May 24,... (Continue reading)

Police investigate San Luis Obispo parking garage death

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police are taking a second look at the death of a 21-year-old Atascadero man who died in a fall from the Marsh Street parking garage. Thomas “Tommy” Jodry had a blood alcohol of 0.38,... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande raising costs on residents

Opinion by Jim Hill and Julie Tacker As moms and dads are adding the finishing touches to costumes two days before Halloween, on Oct. 29, the Arroyo Grande City Council will hold a Special Meeting at 6:00 p.m. where it... (Continue reading)

Truck crashes into 12-year-old walking to school in Atascadero

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A truck crashed into and injured a 12-year-old girl who was walking in a crosswalk in Atascadero on Monday morning. Shortly after 8 a.m., the girl was walking westbound in a crosswalk on El Camino Real near... (Continue reading)

California’s fires, evacuations and power outages

By JOSH FRIEDMAN PG&E shut off power to nearly 1 million customers across Northern and Central California over the weekend, and a wildfire raging in Sonoma County resulted in nearly 200,000 people being forced to evacuate. Meanwhile, a wildfire is... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria hospital put on temporary lockdown

By CCT STAFF After three people suffering stab wounds arrived at the Marian Regional Medical Center emergency room late Saturday afternoon, hospital administrators placed the hospital on a temporary lockdown. [KSBY] Shortly before 5 p.m., the hospital was placed on... (Continue reading)

Fire damages PetSmart in San Luis Obispo

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo firefighters quickly extinguished a fire at the PetSmart off Froom Ranch Way on Friday morning. Shortly after 5 a.m., an employee arriving at work to find flames, smoke and water from sprinkler system inside... (Continue reading)

Woman, 2 children killed in crash on Highway 154

By CCT STAFF A woman and two children were killed, a man was critically injured and a fire was started when a Camaro crashed head on into a sedan on Highway 154 on Friday, according to the Santa Barbara County... (Continue reading)

Two shark attacks off the coast of Cambria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A large shark reportedly attacked a man’s kayak off the coast of Cambria Friday morning. The kayaker, who was injured, said he was knocked into the water by a large shark near Leffingwell Landing, according to Cal... (Continue reading)

Hemp fields spoiling the view and air on Los Osos Valley Road

OPINION by BEN DIFATTA On the way to San Luis Obispo, I just drove through one or two miles of skunk like smells where the hemp fields are growing on Los Osos Valley road. We all know what skunk smells... (Continue reading)