Daily Briefs


Former state assemblyman Katcho Achadjian dead at 68

By KAREN VELIE Katcho Achadjian, best known for serving three terms on the California State Assembly, has died. He was 68 years old. Achadjian, who was suffering from health issues, died on March 5. Passionate about San Luis Obispo County,... (Continue reading)

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declares Coronavirus state of emergency

By CCT STAFF Following the announcement of the first death in California as a result of the Coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Wednesday. Health officials announced the death of a Coronavirus patient in Placer County.... (Continue reading)

Oceano fire tax appears to be failing

By CCT STAFF Oceano Community Services District’s plan to implement a $180 annual flat-rate special fire tax to property owners appears to have failed. The tax measure, aimed at allowing Oceano to remain a part of the Five Cities Fire... (Continue reading)

Man accused of selling meth and heroin in Paso Robles

By CCT STAFF A traffic stop in Paso Robles Tuesday night or Wednesday morning resulted in the arrest of a man accused of selling methamphetamine and heroin. Paso Robles police and probation officers conducted a traffic stop on a probationer... (Continue reading)

Republican supervisors John Peschong and Debbie Arnold win big

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo County District 5 Supervisor Debbie Arnold appears to have been reelected following an election night tally that left her with a lead of more than 13 percent over her challenger, while fellow conservative Supervisor... (Continue reading)

Amid allegations of bullying, Adam Hill losing to Stacy Korsgaden

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill was noticeably absent at local election parties Tuesday evening and not communicating with members of the media wanting to ask questions. On Wednesday morning, Hill failed to attend a Regional... (Continue reading)

Cottage Health to open 10 urgent care clinics on the Central Coast

By CCT STAFF Cottage Health announced Tuesday it plans to open 10 urgent care centers in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, with the first opening in the summer of 2020. The centers will be open seven days... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews Election Day stream, video

Editor’s note: Stay tuned to CalCoastNews and the CalCoastNews Facebook page for live election night coverage. As for now, watch CalCoastNew’s Election Day report from outside the SLO County Government Center. What are the key races to watch and who... (Continue reading)

SLO County voters slow in turning in ballots

By CCT STAFF With 83 percent of voters now using mail-in ballots, the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorders Office received only 34 percent of those ballots as of late Monday afternoon. While a record number of people, 175,733, are... (Continue reading)

Pedestrian seriously injured in crash in Santa Maria

By CCT STAFF A pedestrian is in the hospital after they were struck and seriously injured by a vehicle in Santa Maria on Monday evening. Shortly after 7 p.m., the vehicle hit the pedestrian near the corner of North Broadway... (Continue reading)