Uncovered SLO

San Luis County Counsel seeking 20 percent pay raise

By KAREN VELIE Less then one week after San Luis Obispo County administrators announced plans to eliminate 28 full-time positions because of a $26.3 million budget shortfall, the Board of Supervisors is set to approve a 21.38 percent increase in... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande mayor accused of threatening staffer, opponent

By CCN STAFF A former city manager and a resident considering a run for mayor both recently accused Arroyo Grande Mayor Caren Ray Russom of intimidation and making threats. Shortly before former Arroyo Grande Manager James Bergman resigned on April... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill dead, suspected suicide

Clarification: Sources are now saying while it appears Supervisor Adam Hill killed himself, he did not use a gun. San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill was found dead in his home Thursday afternoon. At about 4 p.m., emergency responders... (Continue reading)

SLO police seek eight criminal charges against Tianna Arata

By CCN STAFF The San Luis Obispo Police Department is seeking five felony and three misdemeanor charges against a woman who organized a July 21 Black Lives Matter protest that included chasing after cars and detaining the drivers. After conducting... (Continue reading)

Nipomo cannabis growers agree to pay $500,000 for alleged illegal activity

Correction: San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Ginger Garrett signed an order giving the court jurisdiction to enforce a $500,000 settlement and the destruction of cannabis. Garrett did not rule on the state’s allegations. By CCN STAFF A San... (Continue reading)

SLO protesters target Giuseppe’s restaurant over political donation

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Black Lives Matter protesters gathered and chanted outside downtown San Luis Obispo restaurants where people were dining outdoors on Friday, specifically targeting Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant over its past support of Sheriff Ian Parkinson. “Hey hey, ho ho.... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission loses legal battle to Friends of Oceano Dunes

By KAREN VELIE A multiyear contentious legal battle ended Friday with a judge ordering the California Coastal Commission to pay Friends of the Oceano Dunes $252,726 for attorney’s fees and costs. In late 2017, the commission approved a large expansion... (Continue reading)

BLM protesters detained pregnant woman, and nurses in SLO

By CCN STAFF The video shows a man and a woman pleading with Black Lives Matter protesters who had blocked Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo, to let them take a pregnant woman in labor to a hospital. “She is... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo protesters smash glass on 4-year-old child

By KAREN VELIE Participants in a Black Lives Matter protest in San Luis Obispo on Tuesday turned violent smashing a car window onto a four-year-old child and damaging the hood of the car. Protesters repeatedly refused to let people walk... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo ranked number one for unaffordable rental costs

By CCN STAFF City of San Luis Obispo residents pay the most in rent, proportional to their income, in the United States, according to a recent study by Insurify. The study found that 43.43 percent of renters in SLO are... (Continue reading)