Former Grover Beach mayor’s plan to control dunes dust

Opinion by Peter Keith, an open letter to State Parks I am the former mayor of Grover Beach, and current ‘charter member’ of the Technical Review Team (TRT), which reports to various state agencies including State Parks and the California... (Continue reading)

SLO County Animal shelter costs soar to $20 million

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The cost of San Luis Obispo County’s animal shelter project has soared from more than $13 million to approximately $20 million, resulting in increases in the amount of funds individual cities must contribute. [New Times] In 2015,... (Continue reading)

SLO police searching for laundromat thieves

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Less than a month after announcing a search for laundry thieves, the San Luis Obispo Police Department is warning about frequent thefts of coins from laundry rooms in SLO. Over the past several weeks, there has been... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police arrest felon out on bail

By CCT STAFF Arroyo Grande police arrested a felon on bail for drug charges, after finding him on Tuesday with methamphetamine and heroin packaged for sale. Shortly before midnight, an officer pulled over a truck on the 100 block of... (Continue reading)

Thief ties up Morro Bay store clerk during robbery

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Morro Bay police are searching for a robber who allegedly tied up a clerk at a check cashing store Wednesday evening, locked her in a restroom and made off with about $2,000. At about 5:41 p.m., the... (Continue reading)

SLO teen’s shooting threat motivated by social media

By CCT STAFF Motivated by a social media trend, a 13-year-old girl at Laguna Middle School in San Luis Obispo made a school shooting threat, with the hope that it would lead to a day off from school. On Nov.... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man sentenced to 130 years in prison for child rape

By CCT STAFF A Nipomo man was sentenced on Wednesday to 130 years in prison for sexually molesting three children. Last month, a jury convicted William Martinez Perez, 59, of six felony counts of committing a lewd act on a... (Continue reading)

Inmate overdoses at Atascadero State Hospital

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officials are investigating the cause of an apparent overdose at Atascadero State Hospital on Tuesday. A patient reportedly overdosed on an undetermined substance. Investigators are attempting to determine the substance consumed, as well as the circumstances surrounding... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist trapped under truck in Nipomo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A motorcyclist survived but suffered major injuries after colliding with a pickup and becoming trapped underneath the truck Tuesday evening in Nipomo. Shortly before 7 p.m., the motorcycle and pickup collided on the Tefft Street Bridge beside... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes closure could cost $100 million a year

By CCT STAFF The director of California State Parks agreed on Monday to permanently shut down approximately half of the camping area and about 5 percent of the riding area at the Oceano Dunes, at an Air Pollution Control District... (Continue reading)