Uncovered SLO

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SLO councilman asks CAPSLO to drop homeless services

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One week after the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) shuffled the alignment of its homeless services personnel, a San Luis Obispo city councilman has asked the nonprofit to consider eliminating entirely its homeless services... (Continue reading)

Los Osos sewer contractor sues county for $15 million

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Los Osos Wastewater Project contractor has sued San Luis Obispo County, demanding payment of at least $15 million dollars in damages for uncompensated construction work. In the suit, Construction firm ARB Inc. is demanding damages totaling... (Continue reading)

Compass Health $1.1 million class action settlement

Grover Beach based Compass Health agreed to pay a $1.1 million settlement in a class action lawsuit for multiple violations of California’s labor code, according to a March 5 agreement. In the suit filed last year by San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Oceano general manager fired with cause

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Editor’s Note: A video of Lonnie Curtis reacting to his termination is at the bottom of this article. Curtis tells CalCoastNews to record his remarks, then says it does not have the authorization to film him. The... (Continue reading)

CAPSLO demotes Dee Torres

By CALCOASTNEWS staff The embattled director of San Luis Obispo County’s homeless services was demoted earlier this week by Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s CEO Biz Steinberg. In an email to county officials, Steinberg said she was dividing... (Continue reading)

Jailhouse death preceded by excess force claim

By KAREN VELIE and JOSH FRIEDMAN A 28-year-old man filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against the San Luis Obispo Police Department claiming officers physically assaulted him. He died less than two weeks later just hours after another encounter with city... (Continue reading)

Settlement stunner ends ticket quota trial

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A settlement reached during the noon hour Thursday abruptly ended a civil trial pitting a former Paso Robles police officer against his one-time employer for allegedly ordering unlawful traffic ticket quotas as part of a relentless quest... (Continue reading)

Marx’s car vandalized after SLO council contests binding arbitration ruling

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Shortly after the San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously Monday morning to appeal a ruling that would restore binding arbitration for police and firefighters, a vandal smashed the window of Mayor Jan Marx’s car. Marx attended... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay staff accused of suppressing business competition

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Antique shop owner Jeffrey Specht and his staff spent months clearing out, cleaning and painting a shop so he could open a business in Morro Bay. But city staff refused to grant him the operating permits for... (Continue reading)

Mecham says Paso Robles water district dead

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A controversial water district proposal sponsored by a group of vintners and ranchers and intended to manage the Paso Robles aquifer probably will not pass constitutional muster,  and its primary backer said he is “disheartened.” “It looks... (Continue reading)



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