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Construction halted at SLO marijuana shop

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo inspectors halted construction at a marijuana retail shop last month because the applicants had failed to procure a building permit. In November, the owners of Megan’s Organic Market, Megan Souza and Eric Powers, were... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach police searching for armed robbery suspect

By CCT STAFF Police are searching for an armed man who robbed a store in the Pismo Beach Outlets on Thursday. At about 1:22 p.m., the man walked into Vitamin World, brandished a handgun and demanded cash. The robber then... (Continue reading)

Car drives off California cliff, then disappears

By CCT STAFF An SUV missed a turn on Highway 1 in San Mateo County on Monday, plunged off a cliff and then disappeared along with its driver. [Mercury News] Dash cam footage shows the SUV missing the turn and... (Continue reading)

Man stabbed, another assaulted in Santa Maria

By CCT STAFF A suspect or suspects stabbed a man and assaulted another, leaving him with head trauma, early in the morning on New Year’s Day in Santa Maria. At about 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, callers reported the attack in... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man accused of attempting to burn down a church

By CCT STAFF A 27-year-old man was arrested on New Years Eve for allegedly attempting to burn down Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Santa Maria. At about 9 a.m on Wednesday, church staff discovered a man burning objects... (Continue reading)

Vehicle carjacked in Grover Beach on New Years Eve

By CCT STAFF A Southern California man allegedly carjacked a person in Grover Beach Tuesday evening, then was arrested hours later in Guadalupe, where he crashed and totaled the vehicle while driving intoxicated. Shortly before 8 p.m., Luis Enrique Lopez... (Continue reading)

Police identify man found dead in San Luis Obispo creek

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo police have identified the man found dead in Perfumo Creek on Sunday as 60-year-old Norman Bispo. At about noon, fire personnel found Bispo’s half naked body in the creek behind the 1200 block of... (Continue reading)

Mechanical issue started fire at SLO senior living home

By CCT STAFF More than 100 people were temporary evacuated from a senior living residence in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday morning because of a fire. At about 9:30 a.m., a dryer used by kitchen staff at the Las Brisas... (Continue reading)

California likely to lose congressional seat due to migration

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Fueled by residents leaving the state, largely due to the high cost of living, California is currently at risk of losing a congressional seat. [LA Times] On Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates. California was... (Continue reading)

Same folks scheming for Paso Robles water basin control

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Three years after county voters soundly rejected a controversial bid for private control of the Paso Robles water basin, a small, resurgent group of wealthy, politically-connected landowners has quietly escalated efforts to “bank” water... (Continue reading)