Daily Briefs

Two firefighters die in Porterville library arson fire

By CCT STAFF Officers arrested two teens for allegedly starting a fire at the Porterville Public Library on Tuesday that killed two firefighters and was still burning Wednesday. The fire at the city library in Porterville broke out at about... (Continue reading)

Dog found with mouth and eyes taped shut in rural Paso Robles

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo County investigators are trying to determine who taped shut the eyes and mouth of a black Labrador retriever that was found in rural Paso Robles Monday night. [KSBY] At about 9 p.m., local resident... (Continue reading)

McClatchy stock plummets to under 10 cents a share

By CCT STAFF In the aftermath of McClatchy filing for bankruptcy and amid an early hurdle in the case, the newspaper publisher’s stock tanked to less than 10 cents a share late last week. McClatchy stock began trading Tuesday at... (Continue reading)

Police searching for vandal who slashed tires of 16 vehicles in SLO

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo police are searching for a vandal or vandals who slashed tires on a total of 16 vehicles early Saturday morning. The tire slashing spree occurred between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to police.... (Continue reading)

Three injured in all terrain vehicle crash near Ragged Point

By CCT STAFF Three people suffered injuries when an all-terrain vehicle crashed on Highway 1 near Ragged Point on Sunday evening. At about 9:30 p.m., Zackary Boswell, 42, of Cambria was driving a Polaris Ranger 700 on Highway 1 south... (Continue reading)

Person seriously injured in marijuana lab explosion

By CCT STAFF One person was seriously injured when a butane honey oil lab exploded on Saturday in Orcutt. At 1:27 p.m., a 911 caller reported an explosion at an apartment in the 3300 block of Orcutt Road. The marijuana... (Continue reading)

Stoned surfer accused of assaulting elderly woman in Morro Bay

By CCT STAFF A surfer who was participating in a competition in Morro Bay allegedly assaulted an elderly woman on Saturday while under the influence of drugs. At about 1 p.m., Brian Robert Sprinkle, 39, of La Jolla exited the... (Continue reading)

Man falls off Pirate’s Cove cliff in Avila Beach

By CCT STAFF A 20-year-old man suffered a head injury, but survived after falling off a Pirate’s Cove cliff in Avila Beach Saturday evening. [KSBY] The man was knocked unconscious after falling approximately 15-20 feet off the cliff at about... (Continue reading)

Five people injured in crash at Lake Naciemento marina

By CCT STAFF Two children were airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries following a crash between a golf cart and a truck at the marina at Heritage Ranch in rural Paso Robles on Saturday. Shortly before 6 p.m., a... (Continue reading)

Prominent marijuana grower accused of black market sales

By CCT STAFF Santa Barbara County detectives discovered illegal activity last month at the Carpinteria marijuana farm of a prominent member of the local cannabis industry whom county officials once heralded as a model grower. [LA Times] Barry Brand, 57,... (Continue reading)