February, 2020

Another wild night at Happy Jack’s in Morro Bay

Editor’s Note: The following series of tales from behind the bar, “Happy Jacks Saloon: The Last Morro Bay Fisherman’s Dive,” to be posted bi-weekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin. The following... (Continue reading)

Elderly man crashes into and kills pedestrian in SLO

By CCT STAFF An elderly driver struck and killed a 52-year-old man walking on Tank Farm Road in San Luis Obispo Tuesday night. At about 10:25 p.m., a 76-year-old man was driving in the 200 block of Tank Farm Road... (Continue reading)

State finds French Hospital provided unlicensed infant care

By CCT STAFF French Hospital Medical Center provided care last fall for infants whom the facility was not licensed to handle, according to a California Department of Public Health ruling. [KSBY] The San Luis Obispo hospital’s violation of state rules... (Continue reading)

Decency and deviancy, who’s abiding Adam Hill

OPINION by MIKE BROWN The recent disclosure of San Luis Obispo County District Three Supervisor Adam Hill’s salacious emails to KVEC Radio host Dave Congalton requires immediate and concrete investigation by the Board of Supervisors. This is simply the latest... (Continue reading)

Goleta couple killed in crash leave four children behind

By CCT STAFF The Goleta couple killed by an intoxicated driver on Sunday evening were the parents of three daughters and a son. On Sunday evening, Adolfo Corral and Mary Jane Becerra Corral went for a walk in their home... (Continue reading)

Woman allegedly embezzled $5 million from South County ag companies

By CCT STAFF A local bookkeeper is facing numerous charges for allegedly embezzling a total of more than $5 million from a pair of South County agricultural companies. Ginger Lee Mankins, 55, allegedly stole the money from Rick Machado Livestock... (Continue reading)

Fire tax fearmongering peppers Oceano election information

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Oceano Community Services District has embarked upon the process to implement a $180 annual flat-rate special fire tax on its property owners. All registered voters will have a say, the measure will need two-thirds voter approval... (Continue reading)

Police arrest Atascadero shooting suspect

By CCT STAFF Officers on Monday arrested a 36-year-old Atascadero resident who is suspected of shooting a man in the stomach on Sunday and then fleeing before officers arrived. After a short investigation, officers detained Derrick Lee Green on charges... (Continue reading)

Suspect shoots man in the stomach in Atascadero

By CCT STAFF A gunman shot a man in the stomach from close range Sunday evening in what may have been an accidental shooting, according to the Atascadero Police Department. Shortly before 6 p.m., a caller reported a shooting in... (Continue reading)

Oceano CSD to slash director compensation

By CCT STAFF Shortly after Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo city councils granted themselves considerable raises in compensation, Oceano Community Services District General Manager Will Clemens is asking district board members to consider cutting their compensation. For years, Oceano... (Continue reading)