Uncovered SLO

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Jury finds KSBY employee largely at fault for own death

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo jury determined Wednesday morning that a woman struck and killed by a car near a Pismo Beach hotel in 2011 was largely at fault for her own death. The jury awarded the family... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande tryst a group affair

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN A late night rendezvous at Arroyo Grande City Hall involving two city officials ended abruptly when emergency workers, responding to a 911 call about a missing spouse, discovered a partially dressed couple in the... (Continue reading)

City study suggests SLO employees are underpaid

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The chief building official for the city of San Luis Obispo receives a base salary of more than $100,000 a year. But, according to a recently published city study, it is well below the industry standard. On... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County general services director departs suddenly

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Administrator Dan Buckshi recently informed Janette Pell, director of the general services agency, that she no longer held her position, according to county sources. On Aug. 11, Buckshi announced in an email sent... (Continue reading)

Is San Luis Obispo investing wisely?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo’s investment committee agreed Thursday to propose minor changes to the city’s investment strategy, while rejecting several higher-yielding options. On June 30, San Luis Obispo’s investment fund contained $87.6 million. After factoring... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay hires new city manager amid employment dispute

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Morro Bay selected a new city manager the same day the applicant agreed to a settlement from a city that decided it did not want to hire him. The Morro Bay City Council unanimously selected retiring U.S.... (Continue reading)

Family seeking $22 million for KSBY manager’s death

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The family of a KSBY sales manager who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Shell Beach is seeking $22 million in damages. On Nov. 19, 2011, Tricia Rittger parked in a lot across from the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly football players rob frat house

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police arrested five Cal Poly football players, including the star of the team, early Sunday morning for robbing a fraternity house near campus. One of the players, 19-year-old Cameron Akins, a wide receiver, is... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court rules voter initiatives exempt from CEQA

By STEW JENKINS and KAREN VELIE The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that land use planning by voter qualified initiative is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); even if a city council adopts the voter initiative to avoid... (Continue reading)

Battle takes shape over SLO sales tax renewal

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo city sales tax initiative has a new name, and campaigns have kicked off both for and against the measure. Previously known as Measure Y, San Luis Obispo’s half-cent sales tax has taken on... (Continue reading)



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