Uncovered SLO

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Water district opposition growing, may sink plan

David Church

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A county commission pushed forward a proposal to form a Paso Robles water regulatory district Thursday while its top executive deflected assertions that more than a thousand letters of opposition have been kept from public view. The... (Continue reading)

Cambria is running out of time and money

Cambria Pond

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Cambria Community Services District has just two and a half months before it will begin operating in the red, according to the district’s latest projections. Cambria is currently strapped for cash as it tries to get... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police officer arrested for DUI


A California Highway Patrol officer arrested a San Luis Obispo police officer Wednesday morning for driving under the influence and then released him without booking him into the county jail. At 2:22 a.m., a CHP officer discovered Travis Morris, 32,... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach chief’s dishonesty claims rejected again

Grover Beach Police

CORRECTION: The attorney hired to assist on the case against Sonny Lopez does not work for Grover Beach City attorney Martin Koczanowicz’ personal law firm as Lopez and his  had previously asserted.  By KAREN VELIE For the fourth time, an... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles property owners win water rights battle

Supervisor Bruce Gibson is an advocate for lessening the public's water rights.

By KAREN VELIE A group of Paso Robles property owners won a major court battle in their war against several water purveyors who contend they have notoriously taken water from the Paso Robles Basin for at least five years and now... (Continue reading)

Haggens files $1 billion lawsuit against Albersons

Haggen 2

By KAREN VELIE Haggen, a Washington-based chain of grocery stores, filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking more than $1 billion in damages against Albertsons. In Dec. 2014, Haggen bought 146 Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions and Safeway stores. Shortly after the purchase, many... (Continue reading)

Sanitation board shuffle costing ratepayers

Mary Lucey

By JOSH FRIEDMAN It is often a mystery who will appear behind the dais at the next South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board meeting, and the shuffling of representatives is coming at a cost to ratepayers. All three... (Continue reading)

1001 Ashley Madison users in SLO County

Ashley Madison

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF In San Luis Obispo County, of the 1001 participants on the hookup website Ashley Madison, 978 are men and 23 are women. The largest single occupation for local users is lawyer followed by doctor. Users include pastors,... (Continue reading)

Mission Prep bedeviled by lawsuit, Reagan trip sexual misconduct

Mission Prep

By KAREN VELIE Officials at Mission Prep in San Luis Obispo announced last week there will not be a junior varsity football team when the season begins next week, leaving many to question why. This fall, Mission Prep will be... (Continue reading)

SLO County goofs, then threatens the messenger

Lee Collins

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The head of the San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services threatened a citizen with prosecution for revealing a privacy breach caused by county workers. Last month, a county social services worker forwarded an email to... (Continue reading)

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