February, 2020

Man falls off Pirate’s Cove cliff in Avila Beach

By CCT STAFF A 20-year-old man suffered a head injury, but survived after falling off a Pirate’s Cove cliff in Avila Beach Saturday evening. [KSBY] The man was knocked unconscious after falling approximately 15-20 feet off the cliff at about... (Continue reading)

Five people injured in crash at Lake Naciemento marina

By CCT STAFF Two children were airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries following a crash between a golf cart and a truck at the marina at Heritage Ranch in rural Paso Robles on Saturday. Shortly before 6 p.m., a... (Continue reading)

Thousands of SLO County voters receive two ballots, others none 

By CCT STAFF Thousands of voters in San Luis Obispo received two vote-by-mail ballots for the March 3 primary election, while other voters in rural SLO County found themselves removed from the voter rolls, according to the SLO County Clerk... (Continue reading)

Prominent marijuana grower accused of black market sales

By CCT STAFF Santa Barbara County detectives discovered illegal activity last month at the Carpinteria marijuana farm of a prominent member of the local cannabis industry whom county officials once heralded as a model grower. [LA Times] Barry Brand, 57,... (Continue reading)

While fighting with officers, suspect falls into Morro Bay

By CCT STAFF A man who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol and drugs allegedly fought both a civilian and police officers along the Morro Bay Embarcadero Tuesday night. The suspect, at one point, fell into the water. Still,... (Continue reading)

SLO Tribune’s parent company McClatchy, files for bankruptcy

By CCT STAFF Newspaper publisher McClatchy, which owns the San Luis Obispo Tribune, announced Thursday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a move due in large part to the company’s overburdened pension system. McClatchy publishes 30 newspapers in 14... (Continue reading)

SLO County IWMA seeking to ban plastic bags for produce

By CCT STAFF Stores in San Luis Obispo County will be barred from providing single use plastic produce bags if proponents in favor of updating the Integrated Waste Management Authority’s plastic bag ban are successful. And with a  9-4 vote... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man killed in crash identified

By CCT STAFF The San Luis Obispo Police Department has identified the man who was struck and killed while walking on Tank Farm Road Tuesday night as SLO resident Michael Hamlin, 52. At about 10:25 p.m., a 76-year-old man was... (Continue reading)

Supervisor candidate Ellen Beraud accused of neglect, abuse

By CCT STAFF A patient of supervisorial candidate Ellen Beraud has filed a lawsuit against her, claiming that Beraud’s gross negligence and deliberate indifference have endangered his health. Beraud is currently challenging San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold for... (Continue reading)

Former official rips ‘whining’ SLO Council for giving itself big raise

By CCT STAFF Former San Luis Obispo councilwoman Christine Mulholland slammed current council members in a Tribune opinion column criticizing the recent decision by the city’s governing body to grant itself a large raise. Earlier this month, the SLO City... (Continue reading)