February, 2020

Intoxicated driver kills two people in Goleta hit-and-run

By CCT STAFF Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man on Sunday night who allegedly struck and killed two pedestrians while driving intoxicated in Goleta. Following the crash, the suspect fled the scene. Sheriff’s officials have identified the victims... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man faces up to 30-years in prison for drug charges

By CCT STAFF A Los Osos man is facing up to 30-years in prison after he was arrested on Saturday for two methamphetamine related felony drug charges in Lyon County, Iowa. On Feb. 8, a deputy, with the help of... (Continue reading)

Mountainbrook Church pastor apologizes, and defends himself

By CCT STAFF In response to Mountainbrook Church releasing the findings of an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by former pastor Thom O’Learly, the embattled pastor released a statement apologizing for some behaviors and defending himself against other accusations. Last... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly fixes failing grades given to Kristin Smart while missing

By CCT STAFF Amid a public petition to correct Kristin Smart’s Cal Poly transcripts,  the university removed failing grades given to the Freshman after she went missing. Smart’s transcript now lists her as withdrawn. Smart was nearing the end of... (Continue reading)

Settlement in McLaughlin SLO County Jail death case finalized

By CCT STAFF A San Luis Obispo judge has finalized a settlement that was reached and then disputed in the case of a 60-year-old man who died while in SLO County Jail. The family of Kevin Lee McLaughlin will recieve... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo bans e-cigarette sales

By CCT STAFF Following the lead of a couple of other local jurisdictions, the San Luis Obispo City Council formally adopted an ordinance on Tuesday that prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes. The ban applies to e-cigarettes that have not been... (Continue reading)

Dozens arrested in Central Coast human trafficking operation

By CCT STAFF As part of a yearly statewide human trafficking crackdown, law enforcement agencies on the Central Coast recently arrested three pimps, 22 prostitutes and 14 Johns. Officials are not releasing the names of those arrested because of the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly loses appeal of punishment for athlete book stipends

By CCT STAFF The National Collegiate Athletic Association has rejected an appeal filed by Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and has upheld its decision to penalize the university for providing student-athletes excessive financial aid for textbook costs. Cal Poly... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police searching for armed robber

By CCT STAFF Paso Robles police are searching for a man who robbed a gas station at gunpoint Wednesday night. At about 10:30 p.m., a man entered the Spirit gas station at 1637 Spring Street holding a black semiautomatic handgun.... (Continue reading)

SLO County Board of Supervisors to discuss sexually perverse emails

By CCT STAFF The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday announced plans to discuss a series of threatening and vulgar emails sent from Supervisor Adam Hill’s home in a future closed session meeting. On Sunday, CalCoastNews exclusively... (Continue reading)