December, 2019

Slide closed at Sinsheimer Park in SLO because of vandalism

By CCT STAFF The San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department has closed a slide for three to four weeks because of vandalism, the second time since October that someone has damaged park property. It appears someone burned portions of... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to life for killing his mother in Grover Beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A 27-year-old Indiana man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering his mother at her Grover Beach home. In Oct. 2018, Levente Laszlo Lazar drove from Indiana to his mother’s... (Continue reading)

SLO County sexual predator sentenced to 27 years to life

BY CCT STAFF A San Luis Obispo County man, who plead no contest to possession of child pornography, was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison. [Cal Coast Times] In March 2018, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s... (Continue reading)

SLO County approves $20 million animal shelter

By CCT STAFF The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move ahead with plans to build a $20 million animal services facility, in a joint funding agreement with the seven cities. The supervisors awarded the construction... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County deputies arrest two home invasion suspects

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Deputies arrested two men on Friday who allegedly participated in armed home invasion in Isla Vista last month, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. At about 4 p.m. on Nov. 18, three suspects robbed two... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande woman charged with murder

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old Arroyo Grande woman with murder over the alleged DUI crash on Highway 227 earlier this month that killed an elderly San Luis Obispo man. At about 6 p.m. on Dec. 1, Chelsea... (Continue reading)

More allegations of misconduct against Mountainbrook pastor

By JOSH FRIEDMAN New allegations against the embattled lead pastor of Mountainbrook Church have arisen, though officials are refraining from disclosing what the latest accusations entail. Thom O’Leary, who has served as the lead pastor of Mountainbrook Church in San... (Continue reading)

Mental health facility escapee captured in Pismo Beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A little more than a day after destroying property at the San Luis Obispo County Psychiatric Facility and then escaping, a fleeing mental health patient was caught at a campground in Pismo Beach. Benjamin Aaron Karp, 31,... (Continue reading)

CHP identifies Woman killed in crash near Santa Margarita

By CCT STAFF The CHP has identified the 51-year-old woman killed Sunday morning in a single vehicle crash on Highway 101 at the Santa Margarita exit as Maria Guadalupe-Toledo of Santa Maria. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 10 a.m., Octavio... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County under flood advisory

By CCT STAFF The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for San Luis Obispo County until 3 p.m. on Sunday, with rock slides and roadway flooding likely. [Cal Coast Times] Doppler radar showed areas of moderate to heavy rain... (Continue reading)