Uncovered SLO


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Cayucos’s own Hatfields and McCoys

Cayuco Lucerne

By KAREN VELIE For almost a decade, Cayucos neighbors John Black and Dr. Marshall Lewis have feuded over fence lines, views and property rights. A battle that now includes felony charges against Black, 72, who is reportedly dying from cancer.... (Continue reading)

Arrested as a man, booked into jail as a woman

Ken M. Kennon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE Grover Beach police arrested a suspect Sunday, who they determined was a man from Arroyo Grande, for allegedly impersonating a police officer while conducting a traffic stop. However, San Luis Obispo County Jail staff... (Continue reading)

Peschong and Nipomo win amid contentious supervisor meeting

slo-board-angry

By KAREN VELIE At a particularly ugly and contentious San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, the board voted to award the chairmanship to John Peschong and to move forward on plans to build a sheriff substation... (Continue reading)

CCN’s top 10 stories in 2016

John Wallace

By JOSH FRIEDMAN 2016 was a turbulent year nationally and on the Central Coast. Reporters focused on elections. Even so, while election news cracks CCN’s top 10 stories of the year, it ranks low on the list — well, at... (Continue reading)

Marx and Democratic consultant fined for campaign violations

Jan Marx

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo City attorney announced Friday that the city has levied fines against both former mayor Jan Marx and County Democratic Party Vice-Chair Cory Black for violating city campaign finance laws. Marx is required to... (Continue reading)

When party planning goes bad

The site of the Chesterfield "mansion party" murders. Photo courtesy of WTVR.

By KAREN VELIE After hosting a deadly “mansion party” in Virginia, the party planner fled to Paso Robles where he allegedly shot a man at a gathering. Earlier this week, Karheem Graham-Lutchman pleaded not guilty to a San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Was the dog that killed a Grover Beach man trained to attack?

Kings County Deputy Sheriff Alex Geiger and "Boss" with a  demonstration at Hidden Valley Park in Hanford, California in 2013.

By KAREN VELIE Update: Kings County Sheriff’s Department officials said the dog who attacked two people in Grover Beach was not trained by or a K-9 officer for their department. Original: The Grover Beach police officer whose dog attacked and... (Continue reading)

Jan Marx accused of breaking SLO campaign finance law

Jan Marx

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A campaign finance complaint was filed against former San Luis Obispo mayor Jan Marx over multiple violations of campaign contribution laws she helped put in place. And while allegedly breaking election finance rules, Marx lectured her opponent... (Continue reading)

San Luis Coastal to help its top exec buy a home

Eric Prater

The San Luis Coastal Unified School District is giving its superintendent a $950,000 loan to buy a home. San Luis Coastal’s school board unanimously approved the loan at a meeting last week. However, some teachers and members of the public... (Continue reading)

Nipomo marijuana dispensary proponents lose legal battle

med pot

The owners of Ethnobotanica, a marijuana service seeking to open a pot shop in Nipomo, lost a lawsuit they filed against San Luis Obispo County over the board of supervisors’ decision to reject a proposed brick and mortar dispensary in... (Continue reading)



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