Uncovered SLO

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A crooked road to Arroyo Grande?

Editor’s note: The Arroyo Grande ordinance limiting how the mayor and city council members may legally interact with city staff is at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Business owners and city staffers in Arroyo... (Continue reading)

Wild high speed chase lands Los Osos woman in jail

By KAREN VELIE A Los Osos woman who led Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies on a high speed chase with speeds that reached over a 100-mph was arrested along with her two companions on Friday, officers said. At about 2:45... (Continue reading)

Big guns show for Arroyo Grande Council meeting

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Arroyo Grande city officials imported backup law enforcement fire power for Tuesday’s council meeting, but a tightly-regimented gathering of citizens remained in check as debate surrounding a July 3 City Hall incident continued to simmer. At Police... (Continue reading)

SLO’s police chief brings back Israeli lessons on suicide bombers, rioters

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell spent a week in Israel learning how its police agencies deal with suicide bombers and attacks by militants armed with automatic weapons. The program, sponsored by the... (Continue reading)

AG mayor seeks restraining order on public speaker

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Arroyo Grande City Council members met Wednesday morning to “discuss” hiring a private investigator who  apparently had already started his job, and Mayor Tony Ferrara angrily asked for a restraining order on outspoken critic Otis Page. According... (Continue reading)

Supervisor campaign setting new records

By KAREN VELIE A contentious District 4 supervisor’s race is setting records in San Luis Obispo County for money-raising, already generating an unprecedented $610,000 between candidates Caren Ray and Lynn Compton, and total contributions may top $1 million before the... (Continue reading)

Doobie Dozen case back in court

By CCN Staff A recent state appellate court ruling is sending the so-called “Doobie Dozen” case back to a San Luis Obispo courtroom Tuesday, when district attorney deputies will decide if they want to continue already-lengthy proceedings. When the case... (Continue reading)

Sign wars heat up in supervisor election campaigns

By KAREN VELIE Update: John Brunsfield, a retired attorney, said he purchased and put out signs that say “Lynn Compton is a fraud.” Brunsfield said he is not affiliated with any campaign and put the signs out after receiving slate... (Continue reading)

Margay Edwards’ car found in the desert

By KAREN VELIE The blue Hyundai Accent driven by Margay Edwards of Los Osos was discovered Friday afternoon about two and a half miles from where her body was found a week ago, her family said On Sept. 25, two... (Continue reading)

Adams may quit, slaps police again

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Embattled Arroyo Grande City Manager Steve Adams said Wednesday he will be leaving his job when he decides the time is right, and leveled a barrage of accusations against his police department’s contract negotiators.... (Continue reading)



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