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Oceano board needs to respect free speech

OPINION by CYNTHIA REPLOGLE Since I joined the Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) Board in 2018, I’ve been working to make our meetings more accessible and inclusive. I firmly believe in participatory democracy and that government bodies should always act... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach pot shop runs dance studio out of business

By CCT STAFF The Coastal Dance and Music Academy in Grover Beach announced they are shutting down in February because of issues with Natural Healing Center, a recreational marijuana shop. After Natural Healing Center purchased the property where the dance... (Continue reading)

DA seeks life in prison for Oceano gang-related murder

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo District Attorney Dan Dow announced today his decision to seek life in prison without the possibility of parole for the three gang members who allegedly murdered Daniel Fuentes last year. Shortly after 12 p.m.... (Continue reading)

Cayucos by the sea’s model citizens

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  By DELL FRANKLIN I ran into a man the... (Continue reading)

Woman accused of stabbing teen in the neck in Paso Robles

By CCT STAFF Paso Robles Police are looking for a 24-year-old woman who allegedly stabbed a 16-year-old boy in the neck on Tuesday in a trailer parked in the Woodland Plaza parking lot. Following the stabbing, the teen fled to... (Continue reading)

Burglar snatches cash from Atascadero Mexican restaurant

By CCT STAFF A burglar or burglars broke into an Atascadero Mexican restaurant early Monday morning and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Shortly before 7:30 a.m., a caller reported a burglary at La Parilla Mexican Grill in... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district lawyer accused of conflict of interest

By CCT STAFF South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District legal counsel Gilbert Trujillo announced plans to terminate his contract with the district shortly after he was accused of failing to report a conflict of interest in a timely manner.... (Continue reading)

High speed chase ends in arrest in atascadero

BY CCT STAFF A man led CHP officers on a multi-highway car chase in San Luis Obispo County on Tuesday that ended with the suspect slamming the vehicle into a tree east of Atascadero. At about 3 p.m., a CHP... (Continue reading)

SLO County District Attorney responds to justice concerns

As a group of concerned citizens in San Luis Obispo County prepare to join in a March for Justice, planned for 3 p.m. at the county courthouse on Monterey Street, District Attorney Dan Dow released a statement regarding his views... (Continue reading)

Don’t let unscrupulous cannabis growers hijack SLO County

OPINION by DREW VAN DUREN An open letter to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors: The unscrupulous cannabis hijack of the Board of Supervisor’s Dec. 17 public comment period served only to 1) avoid conforming cannabis operations with... (Continue reading)