February, 2020

Paso Robles DUI suspect changed plea to no contest

By CCT STAFF The suspect in a deadly DUI hit-and-run in Paso Robles in late 2018 changed her plea to no contest on Wednesday. On the evening of Dec. 28, 2018, then 21-year-old Sarah Hale left the Santa Maria Brewing... (Continue reading)

Two firefighters die in Porterville library arson fire

By CCT STAFF Officers arrested two teens for allegedly starting a fire at the Porterville Public Library on Tuesday that killed two firefighters and was still burning Wednesday. The fire at the city library in Porterville broke out at about... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisor candidates trade barbs as campaigns heat up

By CCT STAFF District 3 A determined candidate looking to become San Luis Obispo County’s next District 3 supervisor is raising behavioral concerns about her opponent in the hotly contested primary race. Successful business owner Stacy Korsgaden rattled incumbent Supervisor... (Continue reading)

Dog found with mouth and eyes taped shut in rural Paso Robles

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo County investigators are trying to determine who taped shut the eyes and mouth of a black Labrador retriever that was found in rural Paso Robles Monday night. [KSBY] At about 9 p.m., local resident... (Continue reading)

McClatchy stock plummets to under 10 cents a share

By CCT STAFF In the aftermath of McClatchy filing for bankruptcy and amid an early hurdle in the case, the newspaper publisher’s stock tanked to less than 10 cents a share late last week. McClatchy stock began trading Tuesday at... (Continue reading)

Police searching for vandal who slashed tires of 16 vehicles in SLO

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo police are searching for a vandal or vandals who slashed tires on a total of 16 vehicles early Saturday morning. The tire slashing spree occurred between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to police.... (Continue reading)

Oceano board member snaps during discussion on decorum

By CCT STAFF During a discussion on rules of decorum at last week’s Oceano Community Services District meeting, President Linda Austin became agitated at another board member’s suggestion and attempted to squelch the director’s voice. Austin began the discussion on... (Continue reading)

Three injured in all terrain vehicle crash near Ragged Point

By CCT STAFF Three people suffered injuries when an all-terrain vehicle crashed on Highway 1 near Ragged Point on Sunday evening. At about 9:30 p.m., Zackary Boswell, 42, of Cambria was driving a Polaris Ranger 700 on Highway 1 south... (Continue reading)

Person seriously injured in marijuana lab explosion

By CCT STAFF One person was seriously injured when a butane honey oil lab exploded on Saturday in Orcutt. At 1:27 p.m., a 911 caller reported an explosion at an apartment in the 3300 block of Orcutt Road. The marijuana... (Continue reading)

Stoned surfer accused of assaulting elderly woman in Morro Bay

By CCT STAFF A surfer who was participating in a competition in Morro Bay allegedly assaulted an elderly woman on Saturday while under the influence of drugs. At about 1 p.m., Brian Robert Sprinkle, 39, of La Jolla exited the... (Continue reading)