November, 2019

Central Coast man accused of having sex with 11 teens

By CCT STAFF A 52-year-old school yearbook consultant pleaded not guilty last week to 31 criminal counts, as the number of teens he allegedly engaged in sex with has risen to 11, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.... (Continue reading)

Red-legged frog slows another SLO County sewer project

By CCT STAFF For the second time this month, a major sewer construction project in San Luis Obispo County is delayed after a red-legged frog was spotted nearby. [Cal Coast Times] For years, the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation... (Continue reading)

Why is Andy Caldwell running for Congress?

OPINION by ANDY CALDWELL Something happened that has caused me to do something I never intended to do, and that is declare my candidacy to be your representative in Congress. It all has to do with Ronald Reagan’s famous words,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara home struck by gunfire on Thanksgiving

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman fired shots at a Santa Barbara home Thursday evening. No one was injured in the shooting. [KCOY] At about 9:30 p.m., shots tore into a house on the 900 block of Alisos Street. A home... (Continue reading)

Happy hour at Happy Jack’s in Morro Bay

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)

Why was a SLO County sheriff deputy demoted?

By CCT STAFF The president of the San Luis Obispo County Deputy Sheriff’s Association filed a petition asking the court to review his demotion for excessive force at the jail, which he says was politically motivated. During the last election,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police arrest suspected serial prowler

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police caught a serial prowler Tuesday night who had allegedly been peeping at women as they prepared for bed. Recently, police detectives had been investigating reports of prowling in and around the 800 block... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande top staffer let go, SLO creates a position

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande’s Community Services Director Teresa McClish was the first of three top staffers to leave the city this month. All three have taken lower level positions with other public agencies. [Cal Coast Times] On Nov. 1,... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council votes to immediately prohibit large rent increase

By CCT STAFF As landlords, including San Luis Obispo City’s housing agency, began spiking rents in advance of a new state law that limits the amount rent can be raised each year, the council held a special meeting to pass... (Continue reading)

Auto thief slams into wall in Grover Beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN While being chased by a CHP officer, a man allegedly slammed a stolen vehicle into a wall outside a Grover Beach home Tuesday afternoon, ultimately resulting in his arrest, as well as the arrest of an alleged... (Continue reading)