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Atascadero serial stalker sentenced to prison

By CCT STAFF A SLO County judge on Tuesday sentenced an Atascadero man who stalked, harassed and threatened multiple women to four years and eight months in prison. [KSBY] Josiah James Johnstone, 34, initially pleaded guilty to charges of stalking... (Continue reading)

SLO Police Chief Cantrell nixes radio coverage of police forum

Update: San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell has changed her mind, and will permit KVEC to cover the “PEACE talk” on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. By CCT Staff San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell on... (Continue reading)

Camera captures Cal Poly hit-and-run, video

By CCT STAFF A driver slammed into two pedestrians on the Cal Poly campus and then left the scene without stopping, surveillance footage shows. [Mustang News] The driver, a Cal Poly student, is now facing felony hit-and-run charges. The victims... (Continue reading)

Miscreant SLO building inspector appeals termination

By KAREN VELIE A former San Luis Obispo city inspector appealed his termination, but backed out last week just days before a scheduled hearing in which details of his firing were to be discussed, according to a city staffer. In... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court upholds Trump rule on immigrant welfare

By CCT STAFF The United States Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision on Monday upheld a Trump Administration rule making it more difficult for immigrants who use government aid programs like food stamps, Medicaid and housing assistance to obtain green... (Continue reading)

Man crashes into bus while fleeing Santa Maria police

By CCT STAFF After leading police on an approximately two-hour chase throughout the Santa Maria area on Monday, the suspect crashed his vehicle into a bus. [KSBY] Shortly after 11:30 a.m., a 911 caller, a 30-year-old man, was repeatedly asking... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man facing 70 additional assault charges

By CCT STAFF The Monterey County District Attorney’s office added an additional 70 charges on Monday against a Nipomo man who is suspected of shooting dozens of projectiles at vehicles driving on several highways in Monterey  and San Benito counties.... (Continue reading)

Pedestrian killed in Grover Beach identified

By CCT STAFF The Grover Beach Police Department has identified 33-year-old Justin Dean Truman Kissinger of Arroyo Grande as the pedestrian killed by a vehicle last week. Shortly before 7 p.m. on Jan. 21, Kissinger was walking across North Oak... (Continue reading)

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in California

The deadly coronavirus has spread to California; health officials have confirmed one individual each in Los Angeles and Orange counties have tested positive for the virus. [LA Times] In both of the Southern California cases, the virus was brought by... (Continue reading)

Famed 3 Mule nomad arrested in Paso Robles

By CCT STAFF After ordering John Sears to stop walking with his mules on Nacimiento Lake Drive near Paso Robles, on Thursday afternoon a CHP officer arrested the 72-year-old esteemed nomad for resisting arrest and placed his mules into San... (Continue reading)