October, 2019

Former San Luis Obispo Mayor Kenneth Schwartz dies at 94

By CCT STAFF Kenneth Schwartz, best known as the father of Mission Plaza, a mayor of San Luis Obispo, a Cal Poly professor and an associate dean, has died. He was 94 years old. Schwartz died Saturday at an assisted... (Continue reading)

Intruders twice target same San Luis Obispo home

By CCT STAFF A woman who lives in the Railroad Square area of San Luis Obispo has twice been the victim of a home invasions in less than two years. [KSBY] Shortly before 5 a.m. on Sept. 20, Katya Vreeland... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara man pleads guilty to defrauding movie director

By CCT STAFF The former president of a Santa Barbara County family construction company pleaded guilty on Friday to three felony charges related to ripping off a Hollywood director, according to the district attorney’s office. In 2016, Mark John Melchiori... (Continue reading)

Edison considering cutting power to parts of Santa Barbara County

Southern California Edison is considering cutting off power to thousands of residents of southern Santa Barbara County amid a period beginning Friday of expected high winds and increased wildfire danger. [KSBY] On Tuesday, Edison warned of possible power shutoffs in... (Continue reading)

Murder suspect said he came to Grover Beach to buy pot

An Indiana man accused of driving to California, murdering his mother in her Grover Beach home, and driving back took the stand in his own defense this week. He testified the purpose of the cross-country road trip was to buy... (Continue reading)

Atascadero student arrested for messing with lunch lady’s car

By KAREN VELIE Three days before Governor Gavin Newson signed a bill banning schools from shaming children for not having lunch money, police officers arrested a 13-year-old 8th grade student at Atascadero Middle School for pouring grape juice in the... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man seriously injured in hit-and-run collision

By CCT STAFF A 55-year-old Morro Bay man is in critical condition after a motorist crashed into his bicycle on Quintana Road and then fled the scene. At approximately 7 p.m., the victim was headed northbound, up the hill, on... (Continue reading)

Arizona murder suspect found in San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A man suspected of participating in a 2017 hotel room murder in Tucson was located in San Luis Obispo County Jail and is now facing extradition to Arizona. On Oct. 8, Tucson police contacted the SLO County... (Continue reading)

Tarzan actor Ron Ely’s wife and son killed near Santa Barbara

By CCT STAFF The wife of Tarzan actor Ron Ely was allegedly stabbed to death by their son at the couple’s Santa Barbara County home on Tuesday evening, according to deputies. Responding to reports of a domestic violence incident, deputies... (Continue reading)

Cuesta student rejects SLO Cannabis Watch Group opinion

OPINION by ERIK HUBER Reading the most recent Reefer Madness propaganda in the New Times and CalCoastNews, it became evident that our local NIMBY watch group (arguing against land use rights and comparing the cannabis world to hogs) needs an... (Continue reading)