October, 2019

Car fire and crash back up Highway 101 in South County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A car fire followed by a two-vehicle crash caused significant delays on Highway 101 south of Arroyo Grande Wednesday morning. [KSBY] At about 5 a.m., a car caught on fire just south of the Los Berros Road... (Continue reading)

Affordable small-home development proposed in Atascadero

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A development firm is seeking permission to build a community of micro-houses along El Camino Real in Atascadero. [Tribune] Cal Coastal Properties’ proposed development, Grand Oaks Paseo, would consist of 30 micro-homes on a 1.7-acre El Camino... (Continue reading)

SLO County students score above average, but lagging in math

By Josh Friedman San Luis Obispo County students tested slightly above pupils statewide in English and mathematics over the last year, even though fewer than half of local students managed to meet California standards in math, recently released data shows.... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County deputies searching for murder suspect

CCT STAFF Deputies are looking for a man suspected of murdering a woman at a Hope Ranch residence Tuesday evening, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. Shortly after 8 p.m., deputies responding to reports of a domestic violence... (Continue reading)

Judge orders SLO prosecutors to provide records, again

By KAREN VELIE Judge Timothy Covello granted a motion on Tuesday to compel prosecutors to provide phone records and other evidence in the case against a couple swept up in the search for San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell’s... (Continue reading)

Cunningham wants to keep Diablo Canyon open, use revenue to pay fire victims

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Central Coast Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham has announced his intention to introduce a bill aimed at keeping Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant operational, which is currently slated to shut down by 2025. Cunningham’s plan also includes a proposal... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo begins direct flights to Sin City Las Vegas

By CCT STAFF Kicking off Thursday, Contour Airlines will begin nonstop flights from San Luis Obispo to Las Vegas. Flights will run four times a week with prices starting at $99 for one way. In 2017, the airport opened a... (Continue reading)

Thief snatches $600 in video games from Paso Robles Target

By CCT STAFF Police are looking for a thief who fled the Paso Robles Target store on Sunday with over $600 worth of stolen video games, police said. After the suspect fled the store, he got into a 2010 white... (Continue reading)

Oceano residents rejected fire tax, officials giving it another try

By CCT STAFF Five years ago, Oceano residents said no to an annual fire tax, and in 2020 they will have another opportunity to approve or reject a new plan to levy a $180 annual tax on every home. The... (Continue reading)

California bans early school start times and lunch shaming

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California will push back school start times and ban the practice of “lunch shaming” after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a pair of bills intended to improve students’ health. SB 328, authored by Sen. Anthony Portantino... (Continue reading)