Uncovered SLO


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8-year-old kidnapped from Cayucos, felon arrested

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a Pebble Beach woman with a long criminal history Saturday for allegedly kidnapping an 8-year-old Cayucos boy from his home on the 3400 block of Davis Avenue, according to a sheriff’s department press... (Continue reading)

Is SLO County seeking to profit from heroin addicts?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE Amid a growing opioid problem, San Luis Obispo County has announced plans to expand its substance abuse treatment programs. However, critics say the plans are inadequate in that they focus on providing replacement medication rather... (Continue reading)

Battle against SLO’s rental inspection ordinance advances

By KAREN VELIE Councilman Dan Carpenter and two local attorneys unveiled a plan Monday to strike San Luis Obispo’s controversial rental inspection program through the initiative process. The proposed measure by Carpenter, Stew Jenkins and Dan Knight, says that the... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach mayor fined for concealing campaign donations

By KAREN VELIE California’s political watchdog levied a fine against Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals during a hearing on Aug. 18, because he failed to file five campaign reports as required by the government code during his successful bid for... (Continue reading)

County employees say whistleblower complaints mishandled

By KAREN VELIE For years, San Luis Obispo County employees have lodged complaints about missing medications and conditions at the jail that they say endanger inmates and nurses. More than four years ago, several medical staffers at the county jail... (Continue reading)

Bond rating for Los Osos is suspended

By KAREN VELIE The financial bad news for the Los Osos Community Services District continues; earlier this summer the Standard & Poor’s suspended its rating for district bonds. The credit rating service said it could not continue to rate the... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s great cake caper

By KAREN VELIE It turned out to be sort of a half-baked plan. On June 7, Susan Cameron, a nursing supervisor in charge of medical staff at the San Luis Obispo County Jail, brought a cake in for her co-workers... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo city inspector charged with burglary

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a San Luis Obispo city engineering inspector for allegedly burglarizing a home in Nipomo. Deputies arrested Mark Williams on Sunday in Atascadero, according to an incident report. On Saturday, Williams, 56, allegedly went... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande’s rehire of interim city manager in question

Arroyo Grande City Council’s plans to hire Robert McFall to serve as interim city manager were dismantled shortly after the council voted last week to approve his contract. It is currently unclear whether McFall will go back to work for... (Continue reading)

Recycling center closures cost communities millions each year

By KAREN VELIE Throughout San Luis Obispo County, numerous recycling centers have closed leaving some local communities without a place to redeem their beverage deposits. These closures have cost local businesses and residents millions of dollars. California charges a fee... (Continue reading)



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