March, 2020

Prominent developers battle in court over SLO housing project

A pair of prominent local developers have become entangled in a legal battle, as one has filed a lawsuit accusing the other of misappropriating more than $3 million and the defendant is vowing to file a countersuit. [Tribune] The dispute... (Continue reading)

FBI arrests actor for peddling coronavirus cure

FBI agents carried out a sting Wednesday evening and arrested an actor who was promoting a purported prevention and cure for the coronavirus. Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, 53, is accused of fraudulently solicited funds with promises of massive profits for a... (Continue reading)

Jobless claims surge in California, SLO County

By CCT STAFF More than 180,000 unemployment claims were filed in California for the week ending March 21, an unprecedented gain over two weeks earlier, according to the state. During the past few months, unemployed Californians sent in an average... (Continue reading)

SLO County coronavirus cases jump to 54

While San Luis Obispo County attempts to negotiate an agreement with Cal Poly for the creation of a temporary medical facility at the recreation center, the number of U.S. residents infected with the coronavirus surges by both Italy and China.... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara man accused of sexually assaulting teens

Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday arrested a 49-year-old Santa Barbara man who allegedly lured juveniles into his home, provided them with alcohol and marijuana and sexually assaulted them. The assaults occurred in late 2019, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s... (Continue reading)

Lompoc man shoots and kills his girlfriend

Lompoc police officers arrested a 20-year-old man on Wednesday for allegedly murdering his 19-year-old girlfriend. At about 11:20 a.m., officers arrived at an apartment in the 300 block of N. Y Street and found a woman dead from a gunshot... (Continue reading)

FBI raids SLO County Supervisor Chair Adam Hill’s home

By KAREN VELIE FBI agents served a search warrant on San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Chair Adam Hill’s home on March 11, at the same time they were searching his office at the County Building, FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller confirmed... (Continue reading)

Cayucos in the time of the coronavirus

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 8:45 in the morning and the... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Chair Adam Hill again a no-show

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chair Adam Hill again failed to appear at a board meeting, making neither a physical nor virtual appearance on Tuesday. At Tuesday’s board meeting, supervisors Debbie Arnold, Lynn Compton and... (Continue reading)

Deputies find missing Paso Robles boy

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies on Wednesday found a 12-year-old boy who reportedly ran away from his rural Paso Robles home on Monday. At about 7 p.m. on Monday, Anthony Jauregui was seen walking away from his home in... (Continue reading)