February, 2020

Motorcyclist who twice evaded arrests, caught near Orcutt

By CCT STAFF A motorcyclist fled CHP officers in the Santa Maria area twice in the span of a week, getting away the first time and then being caught following both a vehicle and foot pursuit on Tuesday. [KSBY] Last... (Continue reading)

California Lottery shortchanging schools millions of dollars, audit finds

By CCT STAFF The California State Lottery has failed over the last four years to provide schools with millions of dollars required by law to go toward education, according to an audit released Tuesday. [LA Times] State auditors determined the... (Continue reading)

Crazy robocall stuns San Luis Obispo County voters

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Many San Luis Obispo County voters were shocked when they answered the phone Tuesday afternoon and received a robocall purportedly instructing them to reelect Supervisor Adam Hill that in actuality highlighted and exaggerated some of the supervisor’s own... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus cases rise to 57 in the United States, CDC warns of pandemic

By CCT STAFF The number of coronavirus cases in the United States has increased to 57, with most repatriated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those cases, 40 people... (Continue reading)

Intoxicated Nipomo man dies in the SLO County Jail

By CCT STAFF A 62-year-old man died in San Luis Obispo County Jail Monday night, shortly after a DUI arrest in Nipomo. At 3:10 p.m., a deputy arrested Gregory Luis Trujillo in front of the Nipomo Elementary School for suspected... (Continue reading)

Shame on the San Luis Obispo Tribune, again

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Having written on this topic many times before, the San Luis Obispo Tribune keeps giving more excuses to take their editorial staff to task. The latest: their coverage of Adam Hill’s obscene emails and their... (Continue reading)

Refugees from the Camp Fire in Cayucos

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 You don’ expect to run into... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria officers searching for assailant in a stabbing

By CCT STAFF One man was taken to the hospital and another was detained, but eventually let go, after a stabbing in Santa Maria Monday afternoon. At about 2:20 p.m., two men were involved in a verbal altercation in the... (Continue reading)

Driver crashes into six parked cars in Atascadero

By CCT STAFF A driver crashed into six parked vehicles in the 4600 block of El Camino Real Sunday afternoon, according to the Atascadero Police Department. Both Atascadero police and firefighters came out to the scene, just south of San... (Continue reading)

Teens arrested for vandalism at Sinsheimer Park in SLO

By CCT STAFF Vandals damaged the playground area at Sinsheimer Park in San Luis Obispo on Sunday, the third incident since Oct. 2019. This time, police arrested four teens suspected of setting playground equipment on fire. Shortly after midnight, 911... (Continue reading)