Uncovered SLO

SLO County fees skyrocket following more than 8% salary increases

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County residents will see many fees skyrocket in 2024, with county staff forecasting a 9% increase in revenue from fees. The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to approve the bulk of requested... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo attorney accused of chicanery, sanctions requested

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo based attorney is facing thousands in sanctions – monetary punishments – for repeatedly thumbing his nose at court procedures during an ongoing civil trial in Paso Robles in which he is accused of... (Continue reading)

San Simeon CSD writes settlement check, it bounces

By KAREN VELIE San Simeon Community Services District staff wrote a $42,500 to a man as part of a settlement for allegedly encroaching on the man’s property, but the check bounced. The man is still waiting to get paid. After... (Continue reading)

Deputies investigating Paso Robles city manager after abuse allegation

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an abuse allegation lodged by a former mayoral candidate against Paso Robles City Manager Ty Lewis. Michael Rivera, a candidate for mayor in 2022, said that Lewis assaulted... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles to continue paid parking program, end free parking

By KAREN VELIE The Paso Robles City Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday to continue the controversial downtown paid parking program while canceling the first two hours of free parking and lowering the hourly rate. During public comment, more than a... (Continue reading)

Defendant accused of trying to disrupt SLO County fraud trial

By KAREN VELIE Defendant Ryan Wright’s alleged antics led to multiple delays during a civil trial on Monday in Paso Robles, though the judge declined a request to admonish Wright. Wright (formerly known as Ryan Petetit) and his partner John... (Continue reading)

Ryan Wright, John Belsher trial continues on Monday

By KAREN VELIE Following a three-week pause, San Luis Obispo County developers Ryan Wright and John Belsher are scheduled to attend a civil trial on Monday morning in Paso Robles. The lawsuit, filed by Jeff and Debora Chase in 2018,... (Continue reading)

Former SLO County administrator says he was not fired, he resigned

By KAREN VELIE Former San Luis Obispo County Administrator John Nilon claims he was not fired, he resigned. Nilon called the SLO County Board of Supervisor’s announcement that they fired him for cause, “a political stunt.” County Counsel Rita Neal... (Continue reading)

SLO County administrator fired amid allegations of sexual harassment

By KAREN VELIE Following a more than two hour special San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting, County Council Rita Neal announced Friday that the board had voted unanimously to fire John Nilon, the county’s interim administrative officer, for... (Continue reading)

Recall of SLO County Supervisor Gibson cancelled, though not over

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Elaina Cano on Tuesday canceled the recall Supervisor Bruce Gibson petition after the filers missed a deadline. The Committee to Support the Recall of Supervisor Bruce Gibson plans to file a new... (Continue reading)