Uncovered SLO

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Gibson and Hill ploy leads to cancellation of APCD meeting

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District cancelled its board meeting scheduled for Wednesday following a late and likely politically strategic decision by Supervisors Bruce Gibson and Adam Hill not to attend. Gibson and Hill likely would have... (Continue reading)

CAPSLO clients afflicted with staph infections

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo ignored a bed bug infestation at the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter for at least three weeks, while numerous people accessing homeless services were bitten by the staph promoting insects.... (Continue reading)

Supervisors accused of violating Brown Act

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County government watchdogs are accusing the Board of Supervisors of violating California’s Ralph M. Brown Act during a discussion last week on North County water issues that did not appear on the agenda. At... (Continue reading)

Water bankers purchase Paso Robles’ Hardham Ranch

By DANIEL BLACKBURN One of the nation’s most controversial and wealthiest farm operators has quietly acquired a sprawling 742-acre parcel of prime ranch and agricultural property adjacent to the southeast edge of the Paso Robles city limits — causing some... (Continue reading)

Republican gubernatorial candidate brings his roadshow to Atascadero

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Most observers of California politics expect Governor Jerry Brown to remain in office for yet another term. Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly does not. Though Donnelly is most known for bringing a loaded gun into an airport and... (Continue reading)

Bed bugs invade SLO homeless shelter

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Bed bugs have moved into the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s (CAPSLO) Maxine Lewis Memorial Homeless Shelter, causing staff to temporarily shut down the facility. On Monday evening, some homeless people seeking a bed for... (Continue reading)

Tom Murrell accused of benefiting from Gearhart fraud

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Charles Crandall Monday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Cuesta Title, Stewart Title and Heritage Oaks Bank noting the defendants were aware of wrongdoings. In 2009, more than... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach mayor opposes APCD dust rule

By KAREN VELIE Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson is circulating a petition seeking to repeal the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District’s Oceano Dunes dust rule. The dust rule requires the California Department of Parks to reduce the... (Continue reading)

Oceano officials abandon ship

Another Oceano Community Services District Board member has resigned and the attorney firm representing the district has stepped away. Felma Hurdle sent a letter of resignation to the district on June 21 saying that it is in her best interest... (Continue reading)

Who will succeed Paul Teixeira?

By KAREN VELIE As San Luis Obispo County residents mourn the sudden death of 4th District County Supervisor Paul Teixeira, speculation has already begun as to whom might be appointed to replace him. The names of several people including former... (Continue reading)



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