Uncovered SLO

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Chumash cemetery unearthed in Los Osos

By KAREN VELIE Members of the Chumash community want sewer collection system excavation halted in Los Osos where Native American remains were unearthed at what is believed to an ancient cemetery. Chumash leaders are asking that the area remain intact... (Continue reading)

Homeless director accused of pocketing donations

KEEPING THEM HOMELESS By KAREN VELIE, JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN (Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series about San Luis Obispo County Homeless Services and the nonprofits managing the program.) Homeless Services Coordinator Dee Torres routinely took... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles lenders arrested on multiple fraud charges

By KAREN VELIE Heritage Lending principals Candy Wells and her husband Ronald Wells were arrested Tuesday on seven felony charges. The court has set their bail at $2.5 million each. Prosecutors from the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s office... (Continue reading)

Federal agency starts investigation of Family Ties and Niesen

Keeping them homeless By KAREN VELIE, JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN (Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series about San Luis Obispo County Homeless Services and the nonprofits managing the program.) Federal officials launched a probe of Family... (Continue reading)

Family Ties fails to provide money or accounting

Keeping them homeless By KAREN VELIE, JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN (Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series about San Luis Obispo County Homeless Services and the nonprofits managing the program.) A San Luis Obispo based fiduciary has... (Continue reading)

Hill tries to divert spotlight away from his fiancée

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF An Arroyo Grande marketing company that worked on the successful re-election bid of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has launched a new website attacking those who question Hill and his fiancée’s actions. “Some friends have... (Continue reading)

Workers say CAPSLO charges needy for donated items, doesn’t track cash

Keeping them homeless By KAREN VELIE, JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN (Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series about San Luis Obispo County Homeless Services and the nonprofits managing the program. See CAPSLO’s top salary makers at the... (Continue reading)

Homeless man hassled by CAPSLO, Family Ties

Keeping them homeless By KAREN VELIE, JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN (Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series about San Luis Obispo County Homeless Services and the nonprofits managing the program. See Social Security’s letter stopping Cliff Anderson’s... (Continue reading)

School board keeps Teach but kills public comment

The San Luis Coastal Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to temporarily continue the operation of Teach Elementary School during an emotional meeting Tuesday evening in which the board squelched public comment. Despite a recommendation from Superintendent Eric... (Continue reading)

San Luis Coastal circumventing state guidelines in effort to close Teach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Coastal Unified School District is circumventing California Department of Education guidelines on closing a school in its apparent effort to shut down Teach Elementary. The district is considering closing Teach, an accelerated learning school... (Continue reading)



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