October, 2019

San Luis Obispo company creates electric aircraft for NASA

By CCT STAFF A San Luis Obispo company delivered an all-electric X-plane to NASA for researching ideas that could lead to the development of electric propulsion-powered aircraft, which would be quieter, more efficient and environmentally friendlier than today’s commuter planes,... (Continue reading)

El Nino is coming! El Nino is coming!

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)

Morro Bay and Arroyo Grande planning vape bans

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following the lead of San Francisco, and Arroyo Grande, the Morro Bay City Council endorsed a proposed ban on the sale of vaping products Tuesday night. Earlier this year, San Francisco adopted a temporary ban on the... (Continue reading)

IWMA votes for San Luis Obispo County-wide Styrofoam ban

BY CCT STAFF The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) voted Wednesday to approve a countywide ban on Styrofoam. The ban is slated to go into effect in six months. Currently, five of the seven cities in... (Continue reading)

Suit challenges cannabis bureau over marijuana billboards

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo man with two teenagers is suing the California Bureau of Cannabis Control over marijuana business billboards that he says were banned under Proposition 64, the voter initiative that legalized and regulates cannabis. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Fire burns 300 acres near Camp Roberts

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire broke out Tuesday evening near Camp Roberts and, as of Wednesday morning, the blaze has burned 289 acres and is 30 percent contained. [Cal Coast Times] The fire started on the east side of the... (Continue reading)

Tourist hit and killed in San Luis Obispo

By CCT STAFF A 62-year-old tourist attempting to cross Madonna Road near McDonald’s was hit and killed by a car Tuesday night, according to San Luis Obispo police. Shortly after 9 p.m., a 30-year-old driver hit the woman who was... (Continue reading)

PG&E shuts off power, Santa Maria on the list

By JOSH FRIEDMAN PG&E has shut off power in numerous Northern California counties and may cut off electricity to 800,000 customers statewide. In a preemptive move to eliminate wildfire risk, PG&E began shutting off power early Wednesday morning, immediately impacting... (Continue reading)

One man arrested after bomb squad called to Grover Beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A suspicious package left on a vehicle in Grover Beach brought out the bomb squad and led to road closures, evacuations and the eventual arrest of a suspect, though on charges unrelated to the device that was... (Continue reading)

More poor planning by SLO City Council

By ALLAN COOPER You probably know that the State of California has “gifted” housing developers a series of special concessions which are meant to incentivize growth, even when this growth cannot be easily accommodated into our communities. But did you... (Continue reading)