Uncovered SLO


No trial for SLO doctor arrested for narcotics abuses after DA fails to arraign her in time

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge dismissed on Monday the felony charges against a San Luis Obispo doctor accused of running a prescription drug pill mill after prosecutors failed to arraign her in time and the statute of limitations expired. [Cal... (Continue reading)

SLO County waste management agency spent thousands on luxury items

By KAREN VELIE An agency created to help San Luis Obispo County government entities with recycling reporting requirements, has diverted funds from that mission to purchase luxury items for the benefit of staff and board members. [Cal Coast Times] Over... (Continue reading)

Strike ends, San Luis Obispo County signals fiscal troubles ahead

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following the first strike in San Luis Obispo County government history, officials are not planning on any further salary negotiations for the current fiscal year. Early next year, the county will discuss increases in pay for the... (Continue reading)

Are striking SLO County workers exaggerating their financial struggles?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A group of striking San Luis Obispo County government workers claimed Tuesday they do not make livable wages, yet many, if not most, of the employees currently on strike collect between $50,000 and $100,000 in annual pay... (Continue reading)

Paavo Ogren to moonlight as advisor to Cambria

By KAREN VELIE Oceano Community Services District General Manager Paavo Ogren is slated to move to part-time at his current position and begin moonlighting as an advisor to the Cambria Community Services District, according to the districts’ websites. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Strike looms in SLO County, what are both sides claiming?

Correction: The article initially stated SLOCEA’s demands would cost the county an estimated $2.86 million in the current fiscal year and an estimated $3.94 million in annual ongoing costs. However, those are merely the costs of the pay structure that... (Continue reading)

Sniper facing criminal charge in Creston dog shooting

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A Creston ranch owner who shot and killed a neighbor’s prize Rhodesian Ridgeback from atop a sniper’s tower has been charged with one misdemeanor count of cruelty to an animal, according to a district attorney’s criminal complaint... (Continue reading)

Belsher, Petetit accused of bilking millions from investors

By KAREN VELIE Multiple investors in projects by developers John Belsher and Ryan Petetit have filed lawsuits against the pair for allegedly bilking them out of money with promises of high interest on secured investments. [Cal Coast Times] Several investors... (Continue reading)

Why were violent Paso Robles bank robbery suspects released?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two of the three suspects arrested for robbing Chase Bank in Paso Robles last week have been let out of jail, and San Luis Obispo County prosecutors have yet to file charges against any of the men.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande campaign worker charged with vandalism

By KAREN VELIE A Caren Ray for mayor campaign worker with a history of vandalism and stealing campaign signs has been charged with felony vandalism for allegedly damaging more than $4,000 in city, business, campaign and personal property during the... (Continue reading)