January, 2020

Cayucos, Chinese tourists and basketball

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  By DELL FRANKLIN I was down by the pier... (Continue reading)

CHP defends arrest of “Mule Man” in Paso Robles

By CCT STAFF Amid public outrage over the arrest last week of John Sears, known as the “Mule Man,” the California Highway Patrol sent out a press release noting that at least seven people called 911 to complain that Sears... (Continue reading)

Teens in Paso Robles and SLO accused of operating fundraising scam

By CCT STAFF Both Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo police are warning residents about a door-to-door scam being carried out by teens pretending to be raising money for local high school activities. Last week, an officer tried to stop... (Continue reading)

Fleeing driver crashes into motorcycle in Arroyo Grande

By CCT STAFF A domestic violence suspect crashed into and injured a motorcyclist while leading San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase in rural Arroyo Grande Thursday evening. Shortly before 8 p.m., deputies responded to a domestic violence... (Continue reading)

Salud Carbajal cancels debate, declines other offers

By CCT STAFF Congressman Salud Carbajal recently backed out of one debate and has declined multiple requests to participate in public forums with his opponent Andy Caldwell. Several months ago, KYET scheduled a debate between the two congressional candidates during... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly website linked to hardcore porn

By CCT STAFF A link on the website for Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business had been taking visitors not to the intended destination, a page for a student group, but rather to hardcore and possibly child pornography. [Tribune] It... (Continue reading)

Truck engulfed in flames slow traffic on Highway 101

By CCT STAFF A pickup truck burst into flames on Highway 101 at the top of the Cuesta Grade Wednesday afternoon. Shortly before 5 p.m., people began calling 911 to report a truck on fire on the northbound side of... (Continue reading)

Teens beat up and rob Arroyo Grande High School janitor

By CCT STAFF After allegedly embarking upon a crime spree in Santa Maria and successfully fleeing officers chasing them on Highway 101, a group of five juveniles physically assaulted and robbed a custodian at Arroyo Grande High School on Tuesday... (Continue reading)

SLO County sheriff collects evidence in Kristin Smart disappearance

By CCT STAFF The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office confirmed it is holding two trucks that belonged to the family of the last person to see Kristin Smart before she disappeared in 1996, according to county officials. Earlier this... (Continue reading)

Atascadero serial stalker sentenced to prison

By CCT STAFF A SLO County judge on Tuesday sentenced an Atascadero man who stalked, harassed and threatened multiple women to four years and eight months in prison. [KSBY] Josiah James Johnstone, 34, initially pleaded guilty to charges of stalking... (Continue reading)