Daily Briefs

Why was a SLO County sheriff deputy demoted?

By CCT STAFF The president of the San Luis Obispo County Deputy Sheriff’s Association filed a petition asking the court to review his demotion for excessive force at the jail, which he says was politically motivated. During the last election,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police arrest suspected serial prowler

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police caught a serial prowler Tuesday night who had allegedly been peeping at women as they prepared for bed. Recently, police detectives had been investigating reports of prowling in and around the 800 block... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council votes to immediately prohibit large rent increase

By CCT STAFF As landlords, including San Luis Obispo City’s housing agency, began spiking rents in advance of a new state law that limits the amount rent can be raised each year, the council held a special meeting to pass... (Continue reading)

Auto thief slams into wall in Grover Beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN While being chased by a CHP officer, a man allegedly slammed a stolen vehicle into a wall outside a Grover Beach home Tuesday afternoon, ultimately resulting in his arrest, as well as the arrest of an alleged... (Continue reading)

Jury deadlocked on Paso Robles man’s rape charges, third time

By CCT STAFF For the third time, a San Luis Obispo County jury deadlocked in a case of a man accused of raping his then-girlfriend’s aunt while she was blacked out. The prosecutor has now agreed to dismiss the case.... (Continue reading)

Two Cambria men arrested for counterfeiting and drug sales

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police arrested two Cambria men on the Morro Bay Embarcadero early Tuesday morning after finding them in possession of drugs and more than $1,000 in counterfeit money. At 2 a.m., while conducting “proactive enforcement” near the Tidelands... (Continue reading)

Cave Fire burns more than 4,000 acres near Highway 154

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire broke out near Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County Monday afternoon, and as of Tuesday morning, it has already burned more than 4,000 acres with little to no containment. Dubbed the Cave Fire, the blaze... (Continue reading)

In-N-Out settles lawsuit over rural Arroyo Grande fire

By CCT STAFF In-N-Out has settled a law suit filed by Cal Fire over a 2017 fire that started on a rural Arroyo Grande property owned by the restaurant chain. In the lawsuit, Cal Fire accused In-N-Out of neglect regarding... (Continue reading)

Vehicle drops 20 feet down riverbank in Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A car plunged about 20 feet down landing in a riverbank in Paso Robles Sunday evening, but the driver emerged from the crash with just moderate injuries. [KSBY] At about 8 p.m., fire personnel found the vehicle... (Continue reading)

Nipomo house fire leaves victim in critical condition

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A neighbor rescued a person from inside a burning home in Nipomo Sunday afternoon. The victim of the house fire is in critical condition. [KSBY] At about 2 p.m., a fire broke out at a home in... (Continue reading)