Uncovered SLO

Judge rejects Dayspring’s pot shop suit against SLO

By KAREN VELIE A judge last week rejected Natural Healing Center’s lawsuit alleging San Luis Obispo improperly terminated the retail pot shop’s permit based on Helios Dayspring’s criminal history and dishonesty. Dayspring, a local marijuana mogul, transferred ownership of his... (Continue reading)

SLO County Superior Court prepares for new courthouse

By CCN Contributor Stew Jenkins Presiding Superior Court Judge Craig B. van Rooyen announced at last month’s San Luis Obispo County Bar Association luncheon that the court is preparing to construct a new county courthouse. A team of architects was... (Continue reading)

State cites San Simeon for failures at wastewater facility

By KAREN VELIE The San Simeon Community Services District is in hot water again, after state regulators discovered the district failed to have the required personnel run its wastewater treatment plant, according to a Jan. 30 State Water Resource Control... (Continue reading)

Army officer at Cal Poly accused of spying on girls in dressing rooms

By KAREN VELIE An Army  lieutenant colonel assigned as the head of the Cal Poly ROTC unit faces criminal charges after a preteen girl found a spy camera in a dressing room at a store in Pismo Beach. The girl... (Continue reading)

Repeat offender attempts to rob Sam Blakeslee, lands in jail

By KAREN VELIE A man with a criminal history spanning five states is in jail after he attempted to rob a former California senator and assemblyman outside a drug store in San Luis Obispo. At about 4 a.m. on Jan.... (Continue reading)

San Simeon CSD caught encroaching on a neighbor, again

By KAREN VELIE San Simeon Community Services District officials are in hot water again, this time for constructing a staircase and a viewing area on property they do not own. Decades ago, the San Simeon district built a staircase to... (Continue reading)

Atascadero teacher accused of touching students, making threats

By KAREN VELIE An Atascadero Middle School teacher is in jail for allegedly threatening and terrorizing others after he was accused of inappropriate contact with a student. Health and physical education teacher James Klink posted dozens of bizarre rants on... (Continue reading)

Ruling describes failures of Paso Robles officers during rampage

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police officers allegedly failed to do their jobs and confront an armed suspect firing shots at the station, instead electing to stand down for more than three hours, according to a ruling filed on Thursday.... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s new board majority launch their agenda

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors liberal majority launched their agenda on Tuesday. Their priorities include a new redistricting map, water banking, reversing a planting ordinance, joining new agencies and changing spending priorities. In closed... (Continue reading)

Regulators reject Diablo Canyon power plant’s renewal request

By KAREN VELIE The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Tuesday denied Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s request to resume review of its withdrawn renewal application request. The operating licenses for the two reactors at Diablo Canyon are set to expire in... (Continue reading)