Uncovered SLO

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SLO County releases ocular syphilis advisory

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County public health officials are asking medical professionals to look out for cases of ocular syphilis – a sexually transmitted disease that can cause blindness – after several clusters of the disease have been... (Continue reading)

EXCLUSIVE: FBI informant beaten in San Luis Obispo County Jail

By KAREN VELIE An informant who helped the FBI expose a corrupt police officer was severely beaten last month while incarcerated in the San Luis Obispo County Jail. On March 2, the day after it was reported that the city... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council votes to outlaw odors

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to enact an ordinance that allows the city to prosecute people who allow foul odors to creep across their property lines for a misdemeanor. During public comment, a... (Continue reading)

EXCLUSIVE: Former sanitation plant manager tied to racially charged emails

By KAREN VELIE More than a dozen emails laced with racial epithets and allegations of wrongdoing have been sent to the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District over the past six months from an IP address belonging to a... (Continue reading)

Dee Torres-Hill competes with CAPSLO while still on its payroll

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Months before Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO) demoted Dee Torres-Hill from her position as its homeless services coordinator, she was soliciting donations for a new homeless services organization from wealthy... (Continue reading)

Fifth SLO County Jail inmate dies

By KAREN VELIE A 33-year-old man died on Tuesday shortly after deputies found the unresponsive inmate kneeling on the floor of his cell with his head on his cot. He is the fifth man to die while incarcerated in the... (Continue reading)

Cash-strapped Oceano operating in the red

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Oceano Community Services District Board recently voted to raise water rates to reduce budget deficits. However, the amounts to be garnered through the higher utility rates will not cover the overspending the board has approved in... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo dentist cited for safety violations

By KAREN VELIE The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed penalties totaling $8,100 against a San Luis Obispo dentist the state agency said failed to protect its workers and patients from blood borne pathogens and to properly... (Continue reading)

EXCLUSIVE: Woman details fatal Paso Robles shooting

By KAREN VELIE A woman who lived at the Paso Robles home where a man was shot and killed Saturday morning said the alleged murderer smirked as he loaded a clip into his gun and called for his victim to... (Continue reading)

Airline cuts flights from SLO airport in half

By KAREN VELIE The breadth of SkyWest Airlines’ changes at the San Luis Obispo Airport became a lot clearer this week with the airline cutting the number of flights coming into and out of the airport by more than half.... (Continue reading)



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