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Tears for Tianna Arata

OPINION by ANDY CALDWELL When I consider Tianna Arata, I don’t see a Martin Luther King in the making, not yet anyway, despite what the BLM spin doctors have to say. Instead, I see a young kid who got inebriated... (Continue reading)

SLO County resident in their 50 dies of coronavirus

San Luis Obispo County health officials announced two new deaths from coronavirus on Friday, a resident in his 50s with no underlying health issues and a 90-year-old man with chronic health issues. Even so, the number of new cases and... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man killed in plane crash

A San Luis Obispo engineer and acrobatics enthusiast died in a plane crash in Virginia on Monday while piloting a small aircraft on a cross-country trip. Nicolas Hellewell, 35, was the lone occupant of a single-engine, four-seat Piper PA-20-135 that... (Continue reading)

SLO man accused of impersonating a police officer

Police arrested a 63-year-old San Luis Obispo man on Friday for allegedly impersonating a police officer. Shortly after 11 a.m., a man called 911 to report a person in the vehicle behind him was pretending to be a police officer... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man convicted of raping teenage girls

A jury found a 59-year-old Atascadero man guilty of 20 felony counts related to sexually abusing and drugging four teenage girls, ages 15 to 17. In Nov. 2017, officers arrested Jess Drue Brasuell III following an alleged sexual assault of... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande plays musical chairs with administrators

By KAREN VELIE The Arroyo Grande City Council has selected its community development director to be its new top executive. Council members are expected to formally approve the new city manager appointment on Tuesday. Whitney McDonald has served as Arroyo... (Continue reading)

SLO police seeking videos of incident between motorcyclist and protesters

BY CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo police officers are asking the public to help in their investigation of an incident between protesters and a motorcyclist on Sept. 2. Both sides blame the other, while evidence of the incident is limited.... (Continue reading)

Outbreak of coronavirus at the Santa Barbara County Jail continues

Nine additional inmates at the Santa Barbara County Jail inmates tested positive for coronavirus this week. After two inmates exhibited coronavirus related symptoms on Sept. 1, they were tested and found positive on Sept. 2. As part of sweeping testing... (Continue reading)

Tianna Arata supporters batter reporter in SLO

By CCN STAFF Hundreds of protestors gathered in San Luis Obispo Thursday morning for the arraignment hearings of BLM organizer Tianna Arata and protester Elias Bautista, several of whom battered reporter Josh Friedman. Arata’s arraignment was continued until Sept. 17... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony inmate dies of coronavirus

An inmate at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County died Monday from complications related to the coronavirus, the first CMC inmate to die of the virus, according to The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Since April... (Continue reading)