November, 2019

Oceano Dunes closure could cost $100 million a year

By CCT STAFF The director of California State Parks agreed on Monday to permanently shut down approximately half of the camping area and about 5 percent of the riding area at the Oceano Dunes, at an Air Pollution Control District... (Continue reading)

Man killed in crash in Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An 83-year-old Southern California man died in a crash on Highway 46 in Paso Robles on Monday morning. Shortly after 9 a.m., a 2002 gray Buick and a 2001 red Ford Ranger collided at Highway 46 and... (Continue reading)

Victim asks SLO County judge to reopen criminal case

By KAREN VELIE Which is more important, a criminal defendant’s right to finality or a victim’s rights to be heard and informed? San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Jesse Marino is currently pondering that question. [Cal Coast Times] Earlier... (Continue reading)

More than 200 people attend Kristin Smart vigil

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An estimated 250 people gathered in Arroyo Grande Sunday evening for a candlelight vigil meant to honor the memory of longtime-missing Cal Poly student Kristin Smart and apply pressure on the family of her suspected killer, as... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande Council cashing in on benefits

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The Arroyo Grande City Council voted to increase their monthly stipends by sixty percent! On top of that, they agreed to award the mayor an additional $150 per month. It is their intention that these increases... (Continue reading)

Firefighters battle two SLO County structure fires

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Fires broke out early Monday morning in both Arroyo Grande and Cayucos, with a business burning in the South County city and a home burning in the North Coast community, according to Cal Fire. At about 3... (Continue reading)

Teen threatens gun violence at Arroyo Grande High School

By CCT STAFF Posing with what appeared to be a 1911 handgun, a 17-year-old male threatened to carry out acts of violence at Arroyo Grande High School. On Friday, the teen posted the threat of violence on social media. Throughout... (Continue reading)

Kenneth Schwartz, a true SLO visionary

OPINION by T. Keith GURNEE On Oct. 19, we lost Kenneth E. Schwartz who served as one of Cal Poly’s most respected former professors in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Ken also served the city of San Luis... (Continue reading)

Firefighters rescue hiker who fell at Bishop Peak in SLO

By CCT STAFF Firefighters rescued a hiker who was rendered unconscious after falling approximately 20 feet at Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo on Sunday, according to Cal Fire SLO. Shortly before noon, Cal Fire and San Luis Obispo firefighters... (Continue reading)

Car hits toddler in Santa Maria, child airlifted to hospital

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Emergency crews transported a two-year-old child who had been struck by a vehicle  in Santa Maria on Saturday to a hospital. After the car hit the child in the 800 block of W. Barrett Street, a CalStar... (Continue reading)