Daily Briefs


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)

Cal Fire sues In-N-Out for fire in rural Arroyo Grande

By CCT STAFF Cal Fire filed a lawsuit last week against the In-N-Out burger chain seeking approximately $1.2 million, the cost of fighting a 2017 fire in rural Arroyo Grande which the chain was responsible for starting. On Sept. 20, ... (Continue reading)

SLO police investigating another school shooting threat

By CCT STAFF Police are investigating a school shooting threat made at San Luis Obispo High School, the second threat of violence at a SLO school this week. On Thursday, students discovered “school shooter” scrawled on a high school bathroom... (Continue reading)

E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce grown in Salinas

By CCT STAFF Federal health official are asking people to avoid eating romaine lettuce grown in Salinas because of a food poisoning outbreak. Also, avoid any of the leafy green that does not include a label saying where it was... (Continue reading)