Why is Andy Caldwell running for Congress?

OPINION by ANDY CALDWELL Something happened that has caused me to do something I never intended to do, and that is declare my candidacy to be your representative in Congress. It all has to do with Ronald Reagan’s famous words,... (Continue reading)

Happy hour at Happy Jack’s in Morro Bay

Editor’s Note: The following series of tales from behind the bar, “Happy Jacks Saloon: The Last Morro Bay Fisherman’s Dive,” to be posted bi-weekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin. The following... (Continue reading)

Why was a SLO County sheriff deputy demoted?

By CCT STAFF The president of the San Luis Obispo County Deputy Sheriff’s Association filed a petition asking the court to review his demotion for excessive force at the jail, which he says was politically motivated. During the last election,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police arrest suspected serial prowler

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police caught a serial prowler Tuesday night who had allegedly been peeping at women as they prepared for bed. Recently, police detectives had been investigating reports of prowling in and around the 800 block... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande top staffer let go, SLO creates a position

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande’s Community Services Director Teresa McClish was the first of three top staffers to leave the city this month. All three have taken lower level positions with other public agencies. [Cal Coast Times] On Nov. 1,... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council votes to immediately prohibit large rent increase

By CCT STAFF As landlords, including San Luis Obispo City’s housing agency, began spiking rents in advance of a new state law that limits the amount rent can be raised each year, the council held a special meeting to pass... (Continue reading)

Auto thief slams into wall in Grover Beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN While being chased by a CHP officer, a man allegedly slammed a stolen vehicle into a wall outside a Grover Beach home Tuesday afternoon, ultimately resulting in his arrest, as well as the arrest of an alleged... (Continue reading)

Jury deadlocked on Paso Robles man’s rape charges, third time

By CCT STAFF For the third time, a San Luis Obispo County jury deadlocked in a case of a man accused of raping his then-girlfriend’s aunt while she was blacked out. The prosecutor has now agreed to dismiss the case.... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit challenges city’s right to ban natural gas appliances

By KAREN VELIE A mere six weeks after the Berkeley City Council voted to ban natural gas appliances in new construction, the San Luis Obispo City Council followed suit. And now Berkeley is battling a lawsuit, and SLO could be... (Continue reading)

Two Cambria men arrested for counterfeiting and drug sales

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police arrested two Cambria men on the Morro Bay Embarcadero early Tuesday morning after finding them in possession of drugs and more than $1,000 in counterfeit money. At 2 a.m., while conducting “proactive enforcement” near the Tidelands... (Continue reading)