Uncovered SLO

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Lenny Jones accused of kidnapping and sexual assault

By KAREN VELIE and JOSH FRIEDMAN UPDATE: Lenny Jones’ bail has been increased from $500,000 to $1 million. ORIGINAL: Arroyo Grande’s 2014 Citizen of the Year was arrested Monday for allegedly kidnapping, penetrating with a foreign object, and molesting two... (Continue reading)

FBI offers reward for arrest of Victor Speedy Gonzales

CORRECTION: The photo originally posted was of the wrong Victor Speedy Gonzales. By KAREN VELIE The FBI is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of Victor Speedy Gonzales, 36, a Nipomo man allegedly involved in a... (Continue reading)

Feds charge 13 members of Nipomo narcotics trafficking family

Agents with the FBI, California Highway Patrol officers and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a pre-dawn operation that led to the arrest of 12 members of a Central Coast narcotics trafficking organization. Officers are still searching for one... (Continue reading)

Appellate court rules against Oceano dunes dust rule

By KAREN VELIE After three years of litigation challenging the Oceano Dunes “dust rule,” the 2nd Appellate Court in Ventura ruled Monday that the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) does not have the power to regulate... (Continue reading)

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)



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