Uncovered SLO

SLO Mayor Harmon accuses district attorney of voter suppression

By KAREN VELIE In a scathing letter to District Attorney Dan Dow, San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon accuses the county’s top prosecutor of voter suppression based on her belief Dow filed charges against a man, not because he violated... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man arrested for shattering glass on a child

By KAREN VELIE CHP officers arrested an Atascadero man Friday who allegedly smashed a car window onto a 4-year-old boy during a protest in San Luis Obispo on July 21. Prosecutors have charged eight protesters for a variety of alleged... (Continue reading)

Officers aware of mistaken identity, raid SLO County home anyway

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County probation supervisor testified that he told officers who were about to search a couple’s home to look for the police chief’s gun, that they got it wrong. Supervising Deputy Probation Officer Jeremiah... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo woman hoping to get her cat back

By KAREN VELIE When San Luis Obispo resident Kelly Anderson lost her cat Maulks in late August, she never thought she’d have to fight to get her beloved cat back. Anderson was surprised at the community support she received after... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach City Council candidate accused of rape

By KAREN VELIE A Grover Beach City Council candidate has a long criminal history that required him to register as a sex offender for five years. Both a former spouse and a cousin have accused 44-year-old Fred Buenrostro of rape.... (Continue reading)

Who is attempting to rig the jury in the Tianna Arata case?

By CCN STAFF After attending rallies supporting protesters’ assertions they did not break the law when they blocked traffic on Highway 101, attorneys representing SLO protest leader Tianna Arata are requesting that a judge impose a gag order on both... (Continue reading)

Oops, San Simeon built a water facility on Hearst Ranch property

By KAREN VELIE It was the dream of fresh water that bedazzled San Simeon Community Services District officials: water that did not taste bad during dry spells because of high chloride levels. Build a reverse osmosis unit and have drinkable... (Continue reading)

SLO County marijuana mogul accused of fraud, again

BY CCN STAFF Six months after FBI agents raided his home on the outskirts of San Luis Obispo, marijuana mogul Helios Dayspring is facing allegations of fraud and breach of contract from one of his partners. William Szymczak, 81, formed... (Continue reading)

Research study undercuts APCD Oceano Dunes dust claims

By KAREN VELIE A preliminary report from the prestigious Scripps Institution of Oceanography casts additional doubt about the need to reduce dust blowing from the Oceano Dunes onto the Nipomo Mesa. Analyses of airborne particulate samples show that blowing sand... (Continue reading)

Sweeney leads high-dollar SLO fundraising race

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo business owner Cherisse Sweeney is outpacing incumbent Mayor Heidi Harmon, while small business consultant Abrianna Torres has a huge lead over other city council candidates in a high-dollar San Luis Obispo fundraising battle. As... (Continue reading)