December, 2019

California likely to lose congressional seat due to migration

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Fueled by residents leaving the state, largely due to the high cost of living, California is currently at risk of losing a congressional seat. [LA Times] On Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates. California was... (Continue reading)

Same folks scheming for Paso Robles water basin control

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Three years after county voters soundly rejected a controversial bid for private control of the Paso Robles water basin, a small, resurgent group of wealthy, politically-connected landowners has quietly escalated efforts to “bank” water... (Continue reading)

Rejects of a former Morro Bay tavern

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)

Police searching for Paso Robles pawn shop robbery suspect

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police are searching for a suspect they deemed the ‘mustachioed’ bandit who attempted to rob a pawn shop on Monday but fled when confronted by an uncooperative worker. The man walked into Campos Ceramic holding... (Continue reading)

Car crashes into San Luis Obispo convenience store

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo convenience store closed temporarily after a person drove a Mini Cooper through the front doors of the Chevron station on Saturday and slammed into items around the cash register. The crash occurred at... (Continue reading)

Dead body found in creek in San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police found the dead body of a middle-aged man lying in Perfumo Creek Sunday morning. Police say the man’s death is not considered to be suspicious. Officers have yet to release any information about... (Continue reading)

Woman robbed while in line at Santa Barbara store

By CCT STAFF A man robbed a woman of her wallet after she took it out of her purse while attempting to pay for merchandise at Ross Dress for Less in Santa Barbara on State Street on Friday evening. In... (Continue reading)

California new laws you need to know in 2020

By CCT Staff A large number of new laws, nearly 900 passed by Governor Gavin Newsom during the latest legislative session, will impact employers, renters and other Californians in 2020. Promoting his progressive values, Newsom backed public healthcare for undocumented... (Continue reading)

Tree smashes into home in Morro Bay

By CCT STAFF A large tree uprooted and crashed into a home on the 400 block of Orcas Street in Morro Bay on Friday afternoon. The tree, which was planted next to the roadway, uprooted, smashed a white, picket fence,... (Continue reading)

Chicken truck crash delays traffic on Highway 166

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A big rig truck that was carrying live chickens overturned on Highway 166 early Friday morning after reportedly colliding with another semi truck. At about 5:30 a.m., two big rigs collided while making a sharp turn on... (Continue reading)