Daily Briefs

Cal Poly fixes failing grades given to Kristin Smart while missing

By CCT STAFF Amid a public petition to correct Kristin Smart’s Cal Poly transcripts,  the university removed failing grades given to the Freshman after she went missing. Smart’s transcript now lists her as withdrawn. Smart was nearing the end of... (Continue reading)

Settlement in McLaughlin SLO County Jail death case finalized

By CCT STAFF A San Luis Obispo judge has finalized a settlement that was reached and then disputed in the case of a 60-year-old man who died while in SLO County Jail. The family of Kevin Lee McLaughlin will recieve... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo bans e-cigarette sales

By CCT STAFF Following the lead of a couple of other local jurisdictions, the San Luis Obispo City Council formally adopted an ordinance on Tuesday that prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes. The ban applies to e-cigarettes that have not been... (Continue reading)

Dozens arrested in Central Coast human trafficking operation

By CCT STAFF As part of a yearly statewide human trafficking crackdown, law enforcement agencies on the Central Coast recently arrested three pimps, 22 prostitutes and 14 Johns. Officials are not releasing the names of those arrested because of the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly loses appeal of punishment for athlete book stipends

By CCT STAFF The National Collegiate Athletic Association has rejected an appeal filed by Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and has upheld its decision to penalize the university for providing student-athletes excessive financial aid for textbook costs. Cal Poly... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police searching for armed robber

By CCT STAFF Paso Robles police are searching for a man who robbed a gas station at gunpoint Wednesday night. At about 10:30 p.m., a man entered the Spirit gas station at 1637 Spring Street holding a black semiautomatic handgun.... (Continue reading)

SLO County Board of Supervisors to discuss sexually perverse emails

By CCT STAFF The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday announced plans to discuss a series of threatening and vulgar emails sent from Supervisor Adam Hill’s home in a future closed session meeting. On Sunday, CalCoastNews exclusively... (Continue reading)

3 Mule man leaves SLO County, prosecutors decline request for charges

By CCT STAFF The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has declined a request from the CHP to file criminal charges against a 72-year-old nomad who officers arrested in Paso Robles last month. John Sears has wandered throughout California... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores detained in disappearance of Kristin Smart

By CCT STAFF As part of the Kristin Smart case, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies and FBI agents served search warrants at four separate locations Wednesday morning, including the Southern California home of Paul Flores and the Arroyo Grande... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council members award themselves large raises

By CCT STAFF The San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to grant itself a large pay increase, with council members receiving a 63 percent raise and the mayor getting a 46 percent bump in compensation. Base pay for... (Continue reading)