Daily Briefs

Multiple sewage spills in south San Luis Obispo County

By CCT STAFF Health officials are warning the public to stay out of the ocean in the area of Eldwayen Ocean Park in Pismo Beach and near the outfall for Arroyo Grande Creek and Meadow Creek at Oceano Beach because... (Continue reading)

Panic over coronavirus hits SLO County stores

By CCT STAFF The shelves of some San Luis Obispo County department stores have been depleted over the past few days of items like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, as shoppers hoard items amid panic over the coronavirus. [Tribune] On... (Continue reading)

Brush fire temporarily closed Highway 154

By CCT STAFF A brush fire broke out Monday afternoon along Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County, prompting road closures and an evacuation warning. Shortly before 5 p.m., 911 callers reported the blaze buring at Highway 154 and near E.... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s latest election results

By CCT STAFF Both San Luis Obispo County supervisors John Peschong and Debbie Arnold have secured enough votes to win reelection, while the District 3 contest between Supervisor Adam Hill and Stacy Korsgaden remains too close to call. On Monday,... (Continue reading)

Woman steals car from Templeton emergency room patient

By CCT STAFF A Paso Robles woman allegedly stole the car of an emergency room patient at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton last week and then got caught with the vehicle at a local Motel 6. The victim was... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo girl escapes suspected kidnapper

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo police arrested a 28-year-old resident on Monday for allegedly attempting to kidnap an 8-year-old girl near Meadow Park. Shortly before 4 p.m., while the girl was walking home from the park, David Castellon firmly... (Continue reading)

Raw sewage spill in San Luis Obispo

By CCT STAFF Health officials are asking people to avoid contact with San Luis Obispo Creek water because of a raw sewage spill that was discovered on Monday morning. From about 10 p.m. on Sunday through 10 a.m. on Monday,... (Continue reading)

Woman seriously injured in crash on Highway 166

By CCT STAFF A woman was extricated from her Honda sedan and airlifted to the hospital after driving the vehicle off Highway 166 Sunday morning. The crash occurred shortly before 8 a.m. about a half mile east of Rock Front... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man smears himself with feces to ward off officers

By CCT STAFF A Paso Robles man on probation for a 2018 attempted robbery in Templeton, on Friday spread feces on himself in an attempt to dissuade officers from searching him. After spotting Anthony Espinoza riding his bicycle on the... (Continue reading)

13 SLO County residents tied to drug trafficking from Mexico

By CCT STAFF A San Luis Obispo County Criminal Grand Jury issued an 11-page indictment this week against thirteen members of a local criminal organization that trafficked heroin and methamphetamine from Mexico. Law enforcement investigators discovered the suspected leader of... (Continue reading)